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Opioid Policy Discussion (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-04-21

Duration: 00:20:26

Subjects: Drug addiction | Health | Clark, William "Beau" | Opioids | Drugs


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Clark, Beau Interviewee
  • Kuy, SreyRam Interviewee


This segment from the April 21, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau leading a panel discussion with Dr. Beau Clark, the coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish and the president of the Louisiana State Medical Society, and Dr. SreyRam Kuy, the chief medical officer for Louisiana Medicaid. They discuss: the opioid epidemic in Louisiana; the legislation under consideration at the 2017 Legislative Session that limits opioid prescriptions; Governor John Bel Edwards’ standing order for the anti-overdose drug naloxone, which allows people to obtain the drug from a pharmacy without a prescription; pain management; the stigma surrounding drug addiction; and the importance of preventing opioid addictions.