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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Headed to New Hampshire, Maine to Discuss Opioid Crisis

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    Sessions Announces Task Force to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new opioid task force to target drug manufacturers.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018)

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will travel to New Hampshire and Maine this week to speak about the opioid and fentanyl crisis.

    Sessions is scheduled to speak Thursday afternoon at the federal building in Concord, New Hampshire.

    The following day, he is scheduled to deliver remarks in Portland at the U.S. attorney's office.

    Last year, Sessions made a surprise appearance during a summit on opioid awareness for middle and high school students in New Hampshire. He had said it would take education, prevention and a crackdown on drug gangs to turn the tide against the rising rates of addiction in the country.

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    Sessions unveiled a task force in February to address the drug crisis. Its first action was to lend support to local officials in lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis.


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