La. Attorney General talks opioid epidemic

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - On Wednesday, political reporter Fred Childers interviewed Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry about his effort to combat opioid abuse.  

The A.G. said the problem is an epidemic sweeping the nation,  and it's impacting communities right here in Louisiana.

 His office has taken several initiatives to combat the public health hazard which includes investigating pharmaceutical companies, changing current laws, and actively taking some drugs off the streets through the use of designated "take back" drop-boxes throughout the state. 

 Tune in to Local 33 tonight at 5 p.m. to see part of that interview. For the full interview watch This Week in  Louisiana Politics this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Local 33.


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