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Rural Overdose Deaths (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-06-16

Duration: 00:06:02

Subjects: Fentanyl | Drugs | Public health


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Stefanski, Tina Interviewee


This segment from the June 16, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on 22 Louisiana parishes recording opioid overdose deaths higher than the national average due to fentanyl-laced pills or counterfeit drugs. She interviews Dr. Tina Stefanski, the regional medical director for Acadiana with the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health.