Mills' bill to curb opioid abuse signed into law this week

The Advertiser - Louisiana’s battle against rampant drug abuse was fortified this week by new tactics, as Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law a bill to slow the overflow of drug prescriptions in the state and hasten training for people empowered to prescribe painkillers and other controlled dangerous substances.

State Sen. Fred Mills’ legislation — a host of representatives, including Helena Moreno of New Orleans aided the bill — will make it harder for abusers of legal drugs to “doctor shop” to get more potentially addictive painkillers than necessary for their primary ailments.