Staten Island is getting screwed out of its cut of a $1.5 billion settlement drug companies agreed to pay toward overdose prevention – despite the “forgotten borough” being “Ground Zero” of the Big Apple’s opioid epidemic, a local pol claims.

The city’s share of the whopping legal payout is being allocated only to facilities in the city’s hospital system — and Staten Island is the only borough without a city-run hospital, Republican Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo told The Post.

Pirozzolo plans to testify Monday in Albany, before a state-appointed board overseeing the fund, that Staten Island is getting a raw deal.

“The intent of the New York State Opioid Settlement Fund was never meant to exclude any New Yorker based on their residence or lack of a city hospital,” says Pirozzolo, according to a copy of his testimony.

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By Giavanni Alves |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Newly elected New York State Assemblymember Sam Pirozzolo (R-Mid Island) is ready to make his campaign promises a reality in Albany and on Staten Island.

When asked what his 90-day plan is for the district, the freshman assemblymember said he is focused more on the big picture than just his first three months in office.

“I don’t have a 90-day outlook because I’m really looking beyond 90 days – what I will be able to accomplish in the next two years or within my term,” Pirozzolo said.

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