NEW YORK – Communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic in New York will soon get some help they need.
On Tuesday, three opioid distributors settled a lawsuit with the state.
According to a press release, McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation, have agreed to give the Empire State more than $1 billion towards opioid abatement efforts.
The distributors also agreed to monitor their opioid shipments going forward.
Tuesday’s settlement will be paid out over the course of the next 17 years, with the first payment coming in September.