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ADDITIONAL OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS
Another settlement has been announced from a suit pending in Suffolk County Supreme Court. This time it is Endo Pharmaceuticals and its’ subsidiaries. Total of $50M.
To date, settlements total somewhere near $1.5 B to fund opioid mitigation efforts in NYS.
“Every dollar we receive today from an opioid manufacturer is another dollar that can be spent to combat the ongoing opioid crisis and potentially save another New Yorker’s life.” – State Attorney General Letitia James, via State of Politics.
COVID-19 DECLARED AIRBORNE INFECTIOUS DISEASE
COVID-19 has been declared a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State’s HERO Act. The NY HERO Act mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the law, all employers are required to adopt a workplace safety plan, and implement it for all airborne infectious diseases designated by the NYS DOH.
Behavioral Health IPA Networks are Essential to Ensure Health Equity and Integrated Care to Underserved New Yorkers that are Reeling from the Emotional, Physical and Economic Toll of the COVID 19 Pandemic
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