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Louisiana Will Receive $325 Million Following National Opioid Settlement

The opioid crisis in the state continues but not without a fight from state leaders and Netflix star Dan Schneider from the Netflix drama The Pharmacist.

“It’s been a long journey. It started when my son was murdered,” Dan said.

Schneider’s son was shot and killed in a drug deal 22 years ago. His son’s death inspired him to crack down on pill mills that were a part of a nationwide opioid crisis. Today, he continues the fight, but with a celebration as the state settles a historic legal battle with pharmaceutical companies and distributors. Louisiana is set to receive $18 million a year for the next 18 years, which will be allocated to all 64 parishes.

Read the source article at wbrz.com

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