Drug overdose

Thomas Perumean
November 08, 2019 - 10:36 am
The St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury has returned indictments on three people connected to the May 21st murder of a 24-year old Mandeville woman. 30-year-old Christopher Hickman from Bogalusa and Franklinton resident 40-year-old Raymond Magee are charged with second degree murder. 25-year-old Leanna...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 29, 2018 - 6:57 am
On average, Americans are living shorter lives in a trend not seen in a century. "In 2017, life expectancy at birth was 78.6 years for the total U.S. population—a decrease from 78.7 years in 2016," according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The government says suicides...
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December 12, 2017 - 6:39 pm
(AP) -- With fatal overdoses on the rise, police officers and prosecutors from agencies around Louisiana on Tuesday trained how to investigate opioid-related deaths and bring the cases to court. Attorney General Jeff Landry's office hosted the all-day education session in Baton Rouge, coordinating...
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October 28, 2017 - 9:40 am
WWL.com Reporting National Prescription Drug Takeback day is Saturday. State Police are helping bring awareness to the potential for medication abuse by offering a way to get rid of unused prescriptions. A Journal of the American Medical Association study recently revealed 42% of prescribed...
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May 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Attorney General Jeff Landry's office has negotiated a $1 million drug company settlement that he says will make an opioid overdose treatment available for free to first responders around Louisiana. Single doses of the overdose antidote naloxone will be provided to first...
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April 26, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(WWL.com) -- The House Health and Welfare Committee advances a bill that would limit first-time opioid prescriptions in Louisiana, in the hopes of addressing a growing opioid epidemic. Former Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr. Karen DeSalvo testified in support of the bill. She says across the...
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April 22, 2017 - 6:38 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana is slated to receive 8.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help combat the opioid epidemic. News outlets report the grant is part of $485 million the federal government has set aside to help states with prevention, treatment and recovery...
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April 11, 2017 - 12:11 pm
(AP) The former St. Charles Parish district attorney accused of extorting sexual favors from at least 22 women in exchange for favorable treatment from his office is being sued by the mother of one of his alleged victims. The racketeering lawsuit was filed Monday. The woman's daughter was a key...
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March 28, 2017 - 11:20 am
New Orleans has earned the reputation of a city where you might be shot; and that has led to talk about a drop in tourism, the lifeblood of the city. But new statistics now show that the #1 cause of death in New Orleans is not murder – it’s drug overdoses. Last year, the number of deaths from drug...
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