AG Jeff Landry announces initiative to help fight the opioid epidemic in Louisiana

WGMB - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry calls opioid abuse an epidemic facing our state and those right here in the capital area. Today, the attorney general announced a new initiative to fight this dangerous addiction and save lives.  

More than a hundred people die every day from this deadly drug, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

"When you look at statistics, in the fact that more people across the country are dying of opioid overdoses than are people dying in automobile accidents, I think it's an epidemic," said Landry.