La. Department of Health to host 'Opioid Crisis' symposium

La. Department of Health to host 'Opioid Crisis' symposium

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - State leaders will come together Wednesday to discuss a major health problem in Louisiana.

Louisiana's Department of Health said the state is ranked first in opioid prescribing out of all 50 states.

The "Opioid Crisis" symposium is happening Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in downtown in Baton Rouge.

It will look at the opioid epidemic and potential solutions.

East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark is one of the keynote speakers at Wednesday's event.

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