LA lawmakers consider painkiller Rx limit to combat opioid epidemic

WVUE - State lawmakers believe they have found a way to stop the opioid epidemic at one of the sources, but not everyone is on board. 

"We have more prescriptions for opioids in the state of Louisiana than we have people. There is clearly a problem," said Rep. Helena Moreno. 

The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show in 2015, deaths from prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl reached more than 33,000 in the U.S., which was more than any year on record.