July 13, 2021
Manchin Statement On Nomination Of Rahul Gupta To Lead Office Of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Rahul Gupta to serve as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
“Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to serve as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy means someone with firsthand knowledge of the opioid crisis, especially in West Virginia, will be coordinating the national fight against the drug epidemic that continues to ravage our nation. West Virginia has continued to lead the country in drug overdose rates for over 20 years. Dr. Gupta will bring over a decade of extensive experience combatting the drug epidemic to ONDCP – the office charged with addressing the drug epidemic that has killed over 90,000 Americans just last year. He will also be the first physician in charge of ONDCP, bringing needed medical knowledge to this public health crisis.”
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