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Trump nominates needle exchange advocate for US Surgeon General

13:48 EDT 30 Jun 2017 | Healio

President Donald J. Trump has nominated Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, who has advocated for needle exchange programs, to be the next U.S. Surgeon General.Adams has served as Indiana State Health Commissioner since 2014 and held the position when then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now the U.S. vice president, authorized a needle exchange program to stop an HIV and hepatitis C outbreak in the southern part of the state that was primarily linked to IV drug use of opioids.

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