India, July 13 -- US President Joe Biden is reportedly set to name Rahul Gupta as the country's top drug policy official, adding another Indian American to a senior position in his administration.

Gupta, a primary-care doctor who served as top health official of West Virginia state, is slated to be named director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position that's called the "drug czar", a term coined by President Biden, who, as a senator, had also supported the creation of the office.

The office was created in 1982 to frame and coordinate national policy on combating substance-use disorders, including the response to an opioid crisis.

"President Biden's nomination of Dr Rahul Gupta to be the first physician ever to lead t...