Sessions: Administration is working to stop opioid crisis

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is praising the response of President Donald Trump, federal agents and prosecutors to the nation's opioid crisis, which he acknowledged has hit Florida hard.

In a visit to Tampa on Wednesday, Sessions highlighted several overdose cases in Central Florida. He said federal investigators continue to crack down on "darknet" marketplaces, a computer network used primarily for illegal file sharing through which people sometimes buy illegal drugs. He added that the Drug Enforcement Agency is now asking medical practitioners whether they have received continuing medical education on prescribing or dispensing opioids when they apply for a license or renew.

During remarks that lasted about 25 minutes, Sessions added that he thinks too many opioids are prescribed and people should "take an aspirin sometimes."

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