State to receive $1 million worth of drug used to treat opioid overdose

The Advocate - More than 60,000 doses of an opioid overdose antidote will be available to first responders in Louisiana as part of a settlement in a state lawsuit against drug maker Pfizer, the state Attorney General's Office announced Monday.

Pfizer will provide $1 million worth of the drug naloxone at wholesale cost, and law enforcement agencies and fire departments can apply for vouchers that can be redeemed at local pharmacies.

"We believe that these vials are priceless," said state Attorney General Jeff Landry, who made the announcement Monday morning at a news conference in Lafayette.