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Attorney General Letitia James, right, announces that she will deliver millions
of dollars to Broome County. Offi ce of Attorney General Letitia James
Offi ce of Attorney General Letitia James
James to deliver up to
$26.7M to Southern Tier
to combat opioid crisis
By Nelson A. King
New York Attorney General Letitia
James on Wednesday continued her
statewide “HealNY” tour of New York
state with stops in Binghamton and Ithaca,
where she announced that she will
deliver up to $26.7 million to the Southern
Tier to combat the opioid epidemic.
The funds come from different settlements
Attorney General James has negotiated
following her March 2019 lawsuit
against the various manufacturers and
distributors responsible for the opioid crisis.
James’ tour will make stops in dozens
of New York counties throughout the
month of October, with up to $1.5 billion
in funds going to counties across New
“The Southern Tier has sadly seen the
deadly and addictive side of the opioid crisis
for the last two decades, but, today, we
are beginning the process of healing New
York by announcing that we will provide
the region with up to $26.7 million to
invest in opioid prevention, treatment and
recovery programs,” James said.
“While no amount of money can ever
make up for all those we have lost, these
funds can help the Southern Tier turn the
tide on this epidemic and prevent future
devastation,” she added.
The lawsuit James filed in 2019 was,
at the time, the nation’s most extensive
lawsuit against the various manufacturers
and distributors of opioids.
She said these manufacturers and distributors
were responsible for heavily marketing
opioids to doctors, hospitals, health
care systems and others, which led to the
over prescription of the drugs across New
York and the rest of the nation over the
last two decades.
The manufacturers named in James’
complaint included Purdue Pharma and
its affiliates, as well as members of the
Sackler Family (owners of Purdue) and
trusts they control; Janssen Pharmaceuticals
and its affiliates (including its parent
company Johnson & Johnson); Mallinckrodt
LLC and its affiliates; Endo Health
Solutions and its affiliates; Teva Pharmaceuticals
USA, Inc. and its affiliates; and
Allergan Finance, LLC and its affiliates.
The distributors named in the complaint
were McKesson Corporation, Cardinal
Health Inc., Amerisource Bergen
Drug Corporation and Rochester Drug
Last month, a settlement with Endo
was announced that has already delivered
$50 million to New York state and Nassau
and Suffolk counties to combat the opioid
crisis and remove the opioid manufacturer
from New York’s ongoing opioid trial.
Also, last month, a settlement that
secured more than $4.5 billion — at least
$200 million of which will be earmarked
for New York — from the Sackler family
and foundations that they control, ends
the Sacklers’ ability to manufacture opioids
ever again, and will shut down Purdue
Pharma was announced.
In July, a settlement with McKesson,
Cardinal Health, and Amerisource Bergen
that will deliver up to $1 billion to
New York state to combat the opioid epidemic
In June, a settlement that ended Johnson
& Johnson’s sale of opioids nationwide
and that will deliver $230 million
to New York alone was announced. The
deals with Johnson & Johnson, McKesson,
Cardinal Health and Amerisource
Bergen have a global value of about $26