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...