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LHC Group Partners up to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Jeff Landry, Senator Fred Mills and LHC Group announced a partnership today with hospice groups across Louisiana to help combat the opioid epidemic.

The partnership donated 30,000 free drug-deactivation pouches, which allow nurses to dispose of opioids following a hospice patient’s death.

Landry said the partnership is a way to take “dangerous drugs off the street.”

According to the CDC, there are nearly as many opioid prescriptions as there are residents in Louisiana.