Attorney General Cracks Down on Health Professionals Contributing to Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new initiative this week to combat the opioid epidemic, focusing on the physicians and pharmacists contributing to the problem.  As part of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, Sessions is creating a federal data analysis program to track prescriptions and pharmacies and appointing twelve federal prosecutors to work with the FBI, DEA, and Health and Human Services to identify and arrest the violators.

“If you are a doctor illegally prescribing opioids for profit or a pharmacist letting these pills walk out the door… we are coming after you,” Sessions said during a speech at the Columbus Police Academy in Ohio.

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