Office of the Secretary

November 09, 2012
The state’s worst year for West Nile virus in a decade continues into the fall season, with state health officials reporting 12 new cases and two deaths this week.
November 09, 2012
Top state legislators, health officials and law enforcement personnel held a news conference today announcing steps they’ve taken to ban a dangerous new drug, 25-I, making it illegal in the State of Louisiana.
November 05, 2012
State health officials today confirmed six new West Nile cases, urging Louisiana residents to continue to Fight the Bite. No deaths from the disease occurred this week.
October 31, 2012
Tomorrow, Nov. 1, pharmacy becomes a benefit of three Medicaid Bayou Health Plans, with those plans assuming responsibility for helping members access pharmacy services, encouraging compliance with medication and driving use of the most clinically effective, least expensive drug available.
October 19, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced adjustments to the Louisiana Medicaid program’s pharmacy reimbursement methodology.
October 19, 2012
State health officials today confirmed nine new West Nile virus cases, urging Louisiana residents to continue to protect their health and Fight the Bite. No West Nile deaths occurred this week. The State is experiencing its most active year for West Nile since 2002, which was the major outbreak year of the virus in Louisiana. So far, there have been 321 cases and 12 deaths from the disease reported this year.
October 12, 2012
State health officials remind Louisiana residents that West Nile virus remains a threat, as the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirms nine new West Nile virus cases. Also, one death from West Nile occurred this week. This year, Louisiana is experiencing the most West Nile cases since its 2002 outbreak year, with 312 cases and 12 deaths from the disease reported.