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Biden Selects Dr. Rahul Gupta, Who Oversaw West Virginia Response to Opioid Crisis, as “Drug Czar”

HeadlineJul 15, 2021

President Biden has nominated a doctor who oversaw West Virginia’s response to the opioid epidemic to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy. If confirmed by the Senate, Rahul Gupta would become the first medical doctor to serve as so-called drug czar since the position was created in 1988. Dr. Gupta also previously served as chair of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, where he touted the medicinal benefits of marijuana.

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