Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Delivers Remarks on 2022 Opioid Enforcement Action


Good morning. It is an honor to be here in Cincinnati. I am joined by members of the Criminal Division who serve with me in Washington, D.C., as well as several attorneys and legal staff from our Heath Care Fraud Unit, all of whom have dedicated their service to this region.

Today, I have the privilege of announcing the Department of Justice’s 2022 Opioid Enforcement Action, which highlights our latest efforts in responding to the nation’s opioid epidemic.

An epidemic that, in the last year alone, caused the tragic loss of life for more than 75,000 people in the United States due to overdose.