Health News from NPR: Trump’s Surgeon General Pick Built Reputation Fighting HIV And Opioids In Indiana

 

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President Donald Trump has nominated Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams to be the U.S. Surgeon General. Commissioner Adams identified an epidemic of HIV and Hepatitis C from the use of contaminated syringes related to opioid use. He worked with then-Governor Mike Pence to authorize legal needle exchange facilities.