Legislation to fighting growing opioid addiction epidemic gains final approval in House

The Livingston Parish NewsA bipartisan bill geared toward curbing the state's opioid epidemic awaits the signature of Gov. John Bel Edwards. 

House Bill 192, co-authored by New Orleans Democrat Rep. Helena Moreno andRiver Ridge Republican Rep. KirkTalbot, limits first-time prescriptions of opioids for acute pain to a seven-day supply, with exceptions when medically appropriate.