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Vivek Murthy

Vivek Hallegere Murthy (Kannada:ವಿವೇಕ ಮೂರ್ತಿ, born 1976 or 1977) is a British-born American physician who has been nominated by U.S.

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Planned Obamacare reform will crippled treatment for opioid addiction, writes former Surgeon General . His…
And finally, and most importantly, the love of my life, former surgeon general Dr Vivek Murthy.
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Vivek Murthy is a species of moth of the family Cosmopterigidae.
"Compassion is a powerful weapon and we all have the power to prescribe it."
Indian Americans have bad political representation in the US. Outside of Kamal Harris (0.5) and possibly Vivek Murthy, no one to be proud of
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"Compassion is our most powerful weapon. And we can all prescribe that"-
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The road is paved with good intentions; lets help…
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At first glance looks like same ole thing. Does the complia…
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Important statement concerning the extraordinary addition report by and an…
for the leadership of in promoting a compassionate & integrated healthcare system. Read more
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impacts so many of our communities but help is available. Learn more :
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The best way to combat the Opioid Crisis in Virginia is to expand Medicaid to the Commonw…
the former U.S. Surgeon General has also weighed in about the & the Opioid Crisis
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Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now - The … ➜…
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1) speech by "In no other country can the grandson of a poor farmer from India be asked by the president..." (cont)
"Lead with love." Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th surgeon general of the US.
As a practicing addiction psychiatrist I see lives saved and mortality averted every day. MAT is Govt…
The entire household is a big fan of the work of much missed surgeon general.https:…
The qualities you need to change the world are ones you've had all along: the ability to care deeply, be authentic…
There is nothing to fear about drugs…
Would love to connect w/NJ & NYC VA System on this if possible. Kudos to for making a priority.
Thank you for your encouraging words, reminding us to lead with love
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Surgeon is not synonymous with MD. Vivek Murthy was not a surgeon either.
In return to public debate, ousted surgeon general seems to refute Tom Price via
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Thank you for coming to the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII commencement. Please understand that our me…
Thank you for your service and the inspirational words for our graduates & families.
US Surgeon Gen -Such inspiration on how to be a morale leader to grads! Lead w/ love & cour…
"Principles are only worth having if you are willing to act on them" - Dr. Vivek Murthy, UH Manoa Commencement Speech
Dr. Vivek Murthy, our commencement speaker. Also the 19th Surgeon General of the US
"Funny thing about dreams, they take root in unlikely places." Dr. Vivek Murthy
So proud of class of 2017. Thank you for having me celebrate with you & your families. Livestream…
Good to have a former Surgeon General who is not afraid to speak up and present the
“It is also important that we not further stigmatize medication-assisted treatment"
Former surgeon general Vivek Murthy on addiction treatment: “Science, not opinion, should guide our policies”
Ousted surgeon general rebukes over comment on
Vivek Oberoi's company donates 25 flats to families of CRPF bravehearts – .
⚙️⬇️ And should be head of HHS not Tom Price
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Surgeon general asked to resign. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was asked to resign by the White House on Friday a
Vivek Oberoi donates 25 flats to families of CRPF martyrs via
All the evidence indicates that addiction isn't a disease, so why keep telling it is?
Vivek Oberoi donates 25 flats to the families of 25 CRPF Martyrs.
is an anti-gun zealot who used his position as surgeon general to attack 2nd Amendment. H…
His remarks are well documented. I could show you a million articles & you w…
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Ousted surgeon general Vivek Murthy has some words for HHS Secretary Tom Price.
Thank you for this. Absolutely right. I see it working effectively with my patients everyday.
“Science, not opinion, should guide our recommendations & policies” on crisis:
Ousted surgeon general rebukes Tom Price over comment on addiction treatment via
We have the tools needed to cut overdose death rates by half — but we aren't using them.
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19th Surgeon General addressing the Our nation must decide to choose love over…
Remarkable: Ousted surgeon general, now on the record, rebukes Tom Price over comment on addiction treatment.
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Vivek Murthy's firing made me dig up some articles about Joycelyn Elders, and BOY HOWDY was that not the Democrats' finest moment. 😐
Vivek Murthy says he's been replaced as U.S. surgeon general via
Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General appointed under Obama, was dismissed today by Trump, replaced by a deputy
Appointed by Obama, Dr. Vivek Murthy was sworn in as Surgeon General on the Gita of his great great grandfather: .
Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. surgeon general:
Surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy (left) dismissed by temporarily replaced by Sylvia Trent-Adams, RN (right) ht…
A special recognition of Vivek Murthy- Thank you for your leadership in building healthier c…
have great partners in Dr. Vivek Murthy (Surgeon General) & Dr. Don Wright (HHS)
Vivek Murthy being honored by for leadership in bldg healthier communities.
"Emotional well-being is an important aspect of health"- Vivek Murthy
Thank you Dr. Vivek Murthy for your support of the YMCA!
"The impact on mortality of social isolationism is similar to that of smoking or obesity.". — Dr. Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General
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seems okay to me. People hate him for a similar reason that others blocked Vivek Murthy from becoming Surgeon General.
Inspiring talk from Vivek Murthy on why emotional matters.
Vivek Murthy, M.D.current surgeon general is a senior fellow at the John Podesta Center for American Progess think tank.
Vivek Murthy is our nation's surgeon general! Finally!
2 years ago today, the U.S. Senate stood up to the gun lobby & confirmed Vivek Murthy.
"America is a promise we make to each other." --Vivek Murthy (
Looking forward to having Vivek Murthy join me onstage at commencement to salute the Class of 2017.
"The way forward includes needle exchanges and calling addiction what it is: a medical condition.".
addiction is actually a disease. Please do your research before making such bold statements
What the surgeon general wants you to know about his drug and alcohol report vi…
Vivek Murthy (’03, ’03) thinks we need to learn how to deal with stress better via
(Also, Vivek Murthy/still has a couple years left in his term.)
This is what a cool surgeon general looks like! What an awesome day.
What is the next Era of public health? Integrate into a national agenda and invest in people
What are your thoughts on Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy’s new report?.
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The biggest disease in America today: isolation. (Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General) in Thank You for Being Late, by Friedman, pg. 450.
Tip from the surgeon general on dealing with stress: go to sleep
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Great interview Agree w/ importance of integrating mental health with physical health. https:…
So cool to see Dr. on last nights in a vegetarian challenge!
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“Science tells us that there is a strong connection between emotional well-being and health outcomes.”…
Watching last night's and just exclaimed "Oh! That's Vivek Murthy!"
Vivek Murthy was on last night's Top Chef and oh my god I just realized Jenny McCarthy is probably going to be the next surgeon general.
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"Why does the surgeon general wear a uniform?" and other questions answered by Vivek Murthy
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Dr. Vivek Murthy, : "Addiction is not a character flaw." Stigma keeps people from seeking help.…
Incisive report from to help combat America's addiction crisis. The impact of addict…
In what may be his last significant act as President surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released
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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: affects more Americans than cancer
ICYMI Vivek Murthy ramps up addiction battle. More from | Photo: Ge…
"The way we address this crisis is a test for America," Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the surgeon general, said in releasing…
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Addiction affects more Americans than cancer via * Reason 4 my work"adam"67
Vivek Murthy SG Reports:78 die every day due 2 Opiates/alcohol. 21 Million on opiates-more than have cancer. Bho's…
"90 percent of people with a substance use disorder are not getting treatment. That has to change.", U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy
Today, Vivek Murthy calls for a cultural shift to end addiction stigma. A "test for America:"
.wants America to face up to addiction. Learn more via
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has a new report on the addiction crisis in America and what can be done to stop it
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Dr. Vivek Murthy, surgeon general: ‘Addiction is not a character flaw’ - -
BBC News - US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls for end of addiction 'stigma'
Addiction is a brain disorder, not a moral failing, says Surgeon General (. US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants Americans to see ad…
talks to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who thinks it's time we faced up to addiction in America.
Abandonment of pain patients is inhumane. Letter won't solve opioid crisis. via
US surgeon general urges prescribers to take action to stem opioid epidemic
Another step in the right direction!...
Surgeon general urging prescribers to act re:opioids. Met w/ASRA Pres-Elect
Today! Join & call on health professionals to join movement to end opioid epidemic http…
We need to give physicians point-of-care resources to treat differently - and to minimize patient risks.
'Vivek Murthy sent this letter to doctors today about the opioid epidemic.
By Pat Anson, Editor U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has partnered with two non-profit health organizations in...
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is sending letters to 2.3M clinicians asking them to turn the tide on "the...
ICYMI I was on to talk about how we can on the Rx epidemic:
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Where is the Time to speak out. Gun violence is a public health crisis
.Vivek Murthy praised Mass.' efforts to fight opioid abuse:
Beautiful & inspiring discussion lead by the US Surgeon General, on the opioid epidemic.
Vivek Murthy offering a humane and meaningful call to action to on opioids.
Can we take the time to appreciate that Vivek Hallegere Murthy is salt and pepper bae?
That's not Vivek Murthy. We wish our followers a healthy,
We are going to fight the and we are going to win. We've got on our side. We've got the AMA now.
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is in Boston today to tour an addiction treatment program. He's preparing a report on prescribing.
AMA: Gun violence is a public health crisis. via
Dr Vivek Murthy's visit yesterday to ABQ inspired and catalyzed community dialogue about the opioid epidemic in America!
"We have to eradicate the stigma around Vivek Murthy, MD
Thank you to U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, for visiting ASU's Downtown Campus on Monday -
It was a privilege to host U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, at the UNM Health Sciences Center on Tuesday as...
once we find a solution, especially for our youth. Drugs slow down and so does the majority of crime.
Too few research groups focus on effects of physical activity as a treatment option, says Vivek H. Murthy
Thanks to US Surgeon General for taking time to come to to discuss opioid addiction & solutions
Great to hear from Surgeon General who understands substance abuse. Inspiring!
Thanks to Vivek Murthy for taking the time to learn about & meet with local champions
A huge thanks to Vivek Murthy for honoring our work on opioid addiction today at the HSC.
Surgeon general calls for greater investment in opioid fight: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling fo...
Surgeon general: I have no regrets about calling gun violence public health issue
US Surgeon General focuses on opioid epidemic in Southwest: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling for ...
US Vivek Murthy arrives at to tour the Addiction and Substance Abuse Program Health Facility.
Public education as important as clinician education on opioid addiction Dr. Vivek Murthy
*** proud of and Beating the NRA feels great.
Great to host Vivek Murthy in AZ to discuss how to on opioid addiction.
Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, is killing his UA commencement address. He even referenced our Highland Burritos!
Vivek Murthy - Surgeon general of US addressing graduates of UofA.
Vivek H. Murthy will speak at the commencement ceremony this Sunday at the Coronado Theatre.
Dr. Vivek 19th U.S. Surgeon General: What you should know about the Zika virus
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"I'm most proud that we've connected w/ millions of ppl across the country to have a real convo abt health"
a new video from the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on three ways to protect yourself from Zika:
Mosquito season is approaching. Here are U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's 3 simple tips for protecting...
Working on brewery startup "Beer & More". Talking to Mahesh Murthy for seed funding
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on culture of pain elimination
How Vivek Murthy is using the bully pulpit to combat the opioid crisis | AP
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Youth in attended an event which featured Vivek Murthy.
Following VADM Vivek Murthy for his leadership in the national health arena
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy explains why the opioid epidemic should be treated as a public...
Equity is more than a slogan. It's a value. -- US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy ht…
also got to meet Vivek Murthy - such an amazing gathering of strong leaders
U.S. Vivek Murthy is on a mission to change the way people see
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling for more robust training for physicians who prescribe opioids:
"Doctors vs. Gun OwnersDoctors(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.(B…" — John (magnum)
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Barbra Streisand and Vivek Murthy: How we can help save women's lives via
Did u know cigs r bad? We shot an anti-smoking ad with U.S. Vivek Murthy. Look out for it next week
Workin 2gether 2give more joy by reducing https:…
Workin 2gether 2give more joy by reducing
What can we do to build and promote health in our communities? VADM Vivek H. Murthy, MD, asks to close out
Vivek Murthy: find out what brings patients joy, and connect that to being healthy.
Vivek Murthy:We have to shift the pursuit of health as a source of pain to something we want to do.
Vivek Murthy: prevention and equity must be guiding values in our journey to health.
US VADM Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, takes the keynote stage in 15 minutes at Join us now in the Grand Ballroom!
Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy on Capitol Hill last month. This post has been updated. Surgeon General Vivek H.
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Watch & new PSA. Let's treat as the chronic illness it is: https:…
The Surgeon General of the US, Vivek Murthy, will be in Austin talking about a issue important to every parent: the…
Thank you for joining me in this op-ed on why women's heart disease hits close to home: https:/…
Working on cardiac disease: Barbra Streisand and Vivek Murthy
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Addiction is not a moral failing, it's an epidemic.
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.most important Indian in the USA leads in Zika war Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy US Surgeon General
Met with this morning as he discussed Zika, opioid addiction & mental health. I learned a l…
Proud of our founder for this heart felt op-ed w/ in today:
Too many women are dying from a largely preventable disease. What can we do? & I share in
Looking forward to hearing from Dr. Vivek Murthy again!
Just got wished luck on school by Dr. Vivek Murthy. If that's not a good omen I don't know what it.
Looking forward to showing Dr. Vivek Murthy around Detroit's today!
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Welcome to Climate Change and Health – From Science to Practice' by Dr. Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General, CDC …
Why the tried to block Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General
I'm so, so glad Dr. Vivek Murthy is our Surgeon General.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H Murthy believes is one of the most pressing issues affecting public health
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We're looking forward to hearing Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's address in the opening plenary at
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Indian American Dr. Vivek Murthy is named the India Abroad Person of the Year 2014. And the same Doctor had taken oath on…
Check out this Vivek Murthy blog post about transfer of MMU from to Liberia. .
I liked a video New Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy: Measles vaccine is safe and effective
So excited--abt to hear Surgeon General speak on gun control & need for physicians civic engagement!
"As air pollution increases and climate change speeds up asthma attacks will become more serious" US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
We stand with Surgeon General Cannabis "can be helpful for some medical conditions"
In my town of 60,000 we have four of them.
Beautiful, breezy day for U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy's address to MUSC graduates: We are capable of far more than we imagine.
"The humanity of our patients lies at the core of everything else we do as healers." Vivek Murthy addresses MUSC grads now.
The US Dr. Vivek H. Murthy speaking at commencement. Another beautiful day in Charleston
TODAY: U.S. Surgeon Gen Vivek Murthy will address about 600 grads at commencement ceremony. .
US surgeon general Vivek Murthy slated to address MUSC graduates today.
Progress doesn't happen in a Moment, it happens as a result of a Movement- Vivek Murthy
Normally, a U.S. isn't a top draw for a gala, but made history as 1st Asian American SG. Keynoter!
.Fellows - Food for thought from Dr. Vivek Murthy
Tamlyn Tomita: .Dr. Vivek Murthy is our "best quality" doctor
Thank you Vivek Murthy for the shout out to for our and our partners efforts on the ACA at Gala Dinner!
"For more than two centuries AAPIs have built this nation and made it great." - Dr. Vivek Murthy
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy gave a keynote speech on addressing domestic violence, removing the stigma of...
America's doctor Vivek Murthy discusses mental health, anti-violence, and why matter
An honour to meet Dr. conference & talked about improving health of SAsians
A standing ovation for our Surgeon General Admiral Vivek H. Murthy at the Gala
Progress doesn't happen in a moment, it happens in a movement - wise words from VADM Vivek Murthy
.Dr. Vivek Murthy: progress doesn't happen in a moment but because of a movement
"My goal is not just to be the first but to be the first of many." -Dr.
"The return of investment on our country has never been short of extraordinary." - Vivek Murthy
.Dr. Vivek Murthy: I want to be the first of many Asian Americans in leadership in the federal government
"...how would Medicare or Medicaid have successes without doctors and nurses..." Dr. Vivek Murthy at
on how diversity matters in the halls of power. At 21st annual gala.
.speaks passionately on Dr. Vivek Murthy's as the first to go through the Senate confirmation process for SG.
.Vivek Murthy addressing the crowd with Navdeep Singh looking on.
Surgeon general wants to focus USA's attention on disease 2 words: cover via
BREAKING NEWS Dr. Vivek Murthy named new co-chair of
I spoke with Vivek Murthy about his new appointment as co-chair:
This doctor didn't support Vivek Murthy. And it's not because of what you think.
Americas top Dr-Dr Vivek Murthy admits cannabis is good for you has suggested US drug policy ought to be science led
This doctor didn’t support Vivek Murthy. And it’s not because of what you think.: Recently, the ne...
VADM Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., 19th US to speak at the M.D. Diploma Ceremony on Sun.
Tulsi Gabbard, Vivek Murthy & Daniel Mookhey took oath on Bhagavad Gita. And here we ape the west and mock our own cul…
Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon general - Boston Globe
“I really don’t think we need a doctor – paid for by the government – who is going to stand up and lecture us on the Bill of Rights, and that he wants to limit the Second Amendment.” Sen. Rand Paul slammed the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s surgeon general nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has been criticized for his views on gun control. Do you agree with Rand?
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Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Vivek Murthy as the Surgeon General
The Senate narrowly confirmed President Obama’s pick for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, after the nomination was held up for more than a year.
Vivek Murthy confirmed as US surgeon general
Vivek Murthy seems drastically underqualified, but then again, I thought David Satcher was still Surgeon General so what do I know
Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon general. via
President Obama got a big win over the NRA today as his nominee to be Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, was confirmed by Senate, 51-43.
US Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon general. via
US Senate approves Vivek Murthy as new surgeon general
Another Christmas gift to the American people from the corrupt lame duck Senate, under EVIL Harry Reid, confirming Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General. This is the guy who said "guns are a health care issue"... Tired of politicians playing ...
The US Senate approves Vivek Murthy as the new surgeon general, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon general of the United States. Murthy's nomination had been stalled for nearly a year due to comments he ma...
Absolutely delighted to hear that Dr. Vivek Murthy has been confirmed Surgeon General of the United States!
CNN Tops Stories > Senate confirms new surgeon general - The Senate confirmed Vivek Murthy as surgeon general on M...
The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Vivek Murthy as the nation’s new surgeon general after a 13-month wait. “Today the Senate put public health over special interests by voting to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., moments after the early evening vote. “The United S…
Finally, a New Surgeon General. President Obama nominated Vivek Murthy to be U.S. surgeon general on November 13, 2013. The Senate health committee signed off on him in February. On Monday, one year, one month, and two days after his selection, the Senate voted to confirm him to a post that had been…
Indian American doctor 37-year-old Vivek Murthy has been nominated as the Surgeon General. He is the first ever Indian-American to occupy the post.
Dr. Vivek Murthy, the Harvard professor whose nomination for surgeon general was held up because of political opposition, was confirmed Monday by the US Senate, more than a year after President Obama announced he wanted him for the job.
SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Back before November 4, when he was fighting to keep his anti-gun Senate majority, you didn't hear a lot from Harry Reid about his anti-gun intentions after the election. That was then; this is now. Now that the elections are over -- and the Senate is about to adjourn for the year -- Reid is pushing, once again, to confirm anti-gun zealot Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States. [ 469 more words. ]
Vivek Murthy became President Barack Obama's nominee for surgeon general in 2013, and the Senate could finally vote on his candidacy Monday.
WASHINGTON -- By a vote of 51-43, the Senate Monday confirmed Vivek Murthy, MD, as Surgeon General, with opponents arguing he was unqualified for the job, while supporters asserted that opposition to the nomination stemmed mostly from Murthy's past remarks on gun violence. Although Murthy has solid academic credentials -- an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a medical degree and Master's in Business Administration from Yale -- "they are simply not sufficient qualifications for this important job," said… [ 442 more words. ]
Proud to support Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination for I know improving American public health will be his guid…
Congrats to being confirmed as the 19th U.S. !.
A great day for Congratulations our new U.S. Surgeon General.
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