AG Landry provides IPSO with meds

The Daily Iberian - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has granted the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office 200 vials of naloxone, a prescription medication that counteracts the effects of opioids to restore breathing during an overdose. The life-saving drugs were made available through a $1 million legal settlement between General Landry and Pfizer.

“The abuse and misuse of opioids throughout Louisiana is a public safety crisis that has unfortunately taken the lives of many of our State’s people,” Landry said in a prepared statement. “I appreciate the pro-active work done by our first responders to fight back against this epidemic, and I am glad we are able to give them the naloxone at no cost to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.”