KADN - Louisiana is at the forefront of combating the opioid epidemic. “This places Louisiana among some of the leading states and our ability to track this epidemic,” said Dr. Joseph Kanter.
All ages, all genders and all across the state. According to the Louisiana Department of Health Administrator and Health Director, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate here in Louisiana. “In many parishes, more opioid prescriptions are written every year per individuals in that parish,” said Kanter. With a new opioid data and surveillance system, the state wants to tackle this epidemic head on.