Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke concerning the nation’s opioid crisis throughout a go to to Florida on Wednesday, praising the response of President Donald Trump, federal brokers and prosecutors to the crisis whereas acknowledging that prescription drug abuse has hit the state onerous.
During his 25-minute remarks in Tampa on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Sessions highlighted a number of overdose instances in Central Florida and mentioned federal investigators proceed to crack down on “darknet” marketplaces, a pc community used primarily for unlawful file sharing the place individuals typically purchase unlawful medicine.
He added that the Drug Enforcement Agency is now asking medical practitioners whether or not they have obtained persevering with medical schooling on prescribing or shelling out opioids once they apply for a license or renew.
Sessions was scheduled to go to Key West to meet with federal officers about anti-drug trafficking efforts within the Caribbean and elsewhere. On Thursday, he is anticipated to attend a drug summit with navy leaders at Southern Command in Miami.
In Tampa, Sessions mentioned that too many opioids are prescribed within the United States.
“People want to take some aspirin typically,” he mentioned.