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Rochester getting millions to battle opioid epidemic



Albany, New York – In order to fight the opioid epidemic, The Finger Lakes Region and Rochester are getting an infusion of funds.

On Tuesday morning, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced that the area will get nearly $15 million.

The region will receive more than $9 million. Monroe County will get more than $5.5 million. The City of Rochester will receive $390,000.

The money will go directly to treatment, prevention, and education efforts. It’s coming from settlements the state reached with pharmaceutical companies, totaling $197 million across the state’s 10 regions.

According to James, even more, money is coming: up to $1.5 billion across the state.