ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation expanding the state’s Opioid Settlement Board from 19 members to 21 members.
Hochul also appointed two women to the board. The board is responsible for helping distribute settlement money from opioid manufacturers and distributors for prevention, treatment, and recovery programs.
At least $1.5 billion in settlement proceeds has been earmarked for New York. That includes up to $1 billion from a settlement last July with drug distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health, and Amerisource Bergen.
The settlement also includes $230 million from Johnson & Johnson and $200 million from Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma.