Joe Biden set to name Indian-American Rahul Gupta as 'drug czar'
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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 referred to as "drug czar" - a term coined by Biden.
As a senator, Biden had supported the creation of the office. It was formed 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 the White House Office of...
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