Erie County to invest $1 million in fight against opioids

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Big changes are coming to Erie County in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

The County Legislature has approved requests from the Health Department to continue combating drug addiction in our area.

Through a $1 million investment, the county will increase and improve Narcan distribution, and additional resources will be added to the Medical Examiner’s office.

An additional $500,000 will be designated for not-for-profits and private sector organizations to compete for funding. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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