Victory in opioid abuse fight

American Press - A recent settlement involving the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will provide law enforcement and fire departments statewide with a product that could aid in preventing opioid overdoses and protect officers during drug searches.

Within the next 30-60 days, law enforcement agencies should be able to apply for a voucher to get vials of the anti-opiate medication Naloxone, Attorney General Jeff Landry said during a press conference Monday. He said the settlement provided $1 million for the agencies to get vouchers for the medication.