塞申斯:抗击阿片之战“可以打赢”

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年10月28日 作者:美国之音法里瓦尔(Masood Farivar)

美国司法部长塞申斯在纽约肯尼迪国际机场谈川普政府打击阿片药物滥用危机的努力。(2017年10月27日)
美国司法部长塞申斯在纽约肯尼迪国际机场谈川普政府打击阿片药物滥用危机的努力。(2017年10月27日)

美国司法部长塞申斯星期五对川普总统将阿片类药物泛滥宣布为公共卫生危机表示欢迎。 塞申斯还说他同意川普的说法, 那就是对毒瘾的战争是可以打赢的。

川普星期四指示美国卫生与公共服务部宣布90天的公共卫生紧急状态,但他没有宣布阿片成瘾这种流行病为全国紧急状态或向国会要求额外拨款。

不过川普的宣布虽然没有给各州提供更多打击阿片泛滥的特别经费,但各州在使用联邦资金方面将有更大的灵活性。

白宫说,政府将为治理阿片滥用问题拨款10亿多美元的资金,包括8亿资金用于预防、治疗和第一时间救治和处方监督计划。周四,塞申斯宣布了打击阿片疫情的第一起案件,对宾夕法尼亚州一名医生提出起诉,控告他非法开阿片药物和吗啡的处方。

Sessions: War on Opioids Is 'Winnable'

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday welcomed President Donald Trump's declaration of the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency, saying he agreed with Trump that the war on addiction was “winnable.”

Trump on Thursday directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to declare a 90-day public health emergency, but he stopped short of declaring the epidemic a national emergency or asking Congress for additional funds.

Trump’s declaration nonetheless gives states more flexibility to use federal funds, although it will not provide funds specifically for the opioid crisis.

The White House said the administration had allocated more than $1 billion for the opioid epidemic, including $800 million for prevention, treatment, first responders and prescription drug monitoring programs.On Thursday, he announced the first case brought by the program, a 14-count indictment of a Pennsylvania doctor for illegally prescribing and dispensing opioid pills and morphine — “often without an examination.”