MONROE, La (KNOE) - Flanked by State Senator Fred Mills, leadership from LHC Group, and numerous hospice care workers from Acadiana – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced another partnership to help end our State's opioid epidemic.
Following passage of SB 26 – legislation that grants nurses and hospice organizations the lawful ability to dispose of controlled substances upon the deaths of their patients, General Landry revealed a new partnership with Mallinckrodt that makes available for free 30,000 drug deactivation pouches to Louisiana hospice providers.
This latest effort coincides with the prescription drug take-back boxes that General Landry, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators have placed in law enforcement offices throughout Louisiana. A list of those box locations is available at www.endthedepidemicla.org.
Courtesy: MGN Online
While those boxes remain accessible to all of the public, these drug deactivation pouches are currently only available to hospice organizations who sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Attorney General's Office.