COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. Attorney General Jess Sessions announced a new nationwide effort Wednesday to crack down on opiate abuse while in Columbus.
The attorney general delivered remarks to several hundred law enforcement professionals visiting the Columbus Police Training Academy. Sessions announced a new effort to target federal resources against the opioid crisis.
The effort includes a new data analytics program he's calling the Opiate Fraud Abuse and Detection Unit. It will target doctors and pharmacists abusing the system and prescribing an abnormal number of opiates. Other parts of the country are not experiencing opiate addiction problems like the region from Columbus, south to the Ohio River.