Vivek Hallegere Murthy

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Surgeon General: More People Use Opioids Than Tobacco

And other surprising news from surgeon general's first report on substance addiction

(Newser) - The latest (and first) surgeon general's report on substance addiction was released Thursday, and it offers up a surprising slew of factoids. Per NPR , Dr. Vivek Murthy says more people are hooked on prescription opioids than tobacco, 50% more people (20.8 million, per recent estimates) have substance abuse... More »

Despite NRA, Senate OKs New Surgeon General

Vivek Murthy is approved in 51-43 vote

(Newser) - The Senate today approved President Obama's nomination of Vivek Murthy to serve as US surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control. Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, won confirmation... More »

Obama Picks Nominee for Surgeon General

Vivek Hallegere Murthy is co-founder of Doctors for America

(Newser) - President Obama has picked an ally in his bid to reform health care to be the next surgeon general. He plans to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy, an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, to replace Regina Benjamin , reports CNN . Murthy is the co-founder and... More »

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