LCPD granted use of drug that reverses effects of opioid overdoses

KPLC - The Lake Charles Police Department will receive 250 vials of a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. 

The drug, called Naloxone, was provided by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office.

The drugs were funded by a $1 million legal settlement between Landry and pharmaceutical company Pfizer. 

The Lake Charles Police Department said approximately 780 Louisiana residents die from prescription overdoses each year.