WHAT: Up to 80 percent of heroin users reported beginning their addiction by misusing prescription opioids. In its continuing efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Health is hosting a Lunch & Learn where medical, pharmacy and behavioral health experts will discuss the current status of prescription opioid use and abuse in Louisiana.


WHO:    Keynote Speakers include:

  • SreyRam Kuy, Chief Medical Officer, Medicaid

State of Opioid Epidemic in Louisiana

  • Randolph L. Roig, Pain Management Specialist

Summary of CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing and non-narcotic alternatives

  • James Hussey, Assistant Secretary, LDH Office of Behavioral Health

Opioid from a Behavioral Health Perspective

  • Joseph Fontenot, Assistant Executive Director, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

Louisiana’s Prescription Monitoring Program: How the PMP can help providers tackle the opioid epidemic


WHEN:                   December 1, 2016

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.             


WHERE:                Louisiana Department of Health

Bienville Building, Room 118

628 North Fourth Street, Baton Rouge

*Guests who cannot attend are invited to participate through the online webinar.  Register for the webinar by contacting addie.imseis@la.gov.