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Higgins Calls on Louisiana to Expand Monoclonal Antibody Access

August 18, 2021
Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) delivered a letter today to Governor John Bel Edwards calling on the State to expand the availability of Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) treatments to all medical facilities across Louisiana that are capable of administering it.
 
“To make mAb treatments more widely accessible, especially within our rural communities, I ask that you direct the Louisiana Department of Health to actively and aggressively promote the availability of this treatment to all medical facilities across the state, much like the State of Florida has done,” wrote Congressman Higgins. “COVID-19 and Delta have overwhelmed many of Louisiana’s hospital systems, and expanding beyond hospital distribution of mAb supplies to smaller but capable facilities can only help to lessen this burden. This also allows for more local access to these treatments, which will save lives in more rural areas where hospital access is limited.”
 
“These therapeutics have life-saving abilities, and it is our duty as elected officials to ensure that they are rapidly and efficiently deployed where needed. I look forward to working with you on this mission,” continued Congressman Higgins.

The full letter is available below or as a pdf here.

Letter to Governor Edwards on Monoclonal Antibodies

 

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