Louisiana takes one step forward in opioid battle

The Town Talk - Attorney General Jeff Landry’s initiative to get Naloxone doses into the hands of Louisiana’s first responders is unique in the U.S., one state lawmaker says.

It could also prove to be a lifesaver in a state that has experienced a rapid increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths.

Naloxone is a prescription medication that counteracts opioid’s effects, the attorney general said in a recent appearance in Lafayette. It’s especially useful at drug overdose scenes.