The Senate has been much easier on his white nominees.
Biden has spent the past few days assuring the public that he will enter the Oval Office with an aggressive plan for tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
“Part of the reason people don’t talk about their loneliness is that they feel they will be judged for it,” Vivek Murthy says.
After decades of anti-smoking campaigns, clean-air laws and other legislation, cigarette use is on the decline. Alas, e-cigarettes
But clean needle exchanges could help.
The way forward includes needle exchanges and calling addiction what it is: a medical condition.
Shame, stigma and criminalization are major obstacles to treatment in addition to cost.
Overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999.
"For far too many people living with addiction, they feel that they are living with stigma."
As overdose deaths in North America continue to climb, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy explains to Arianna Huffington how he's tackling the opioid addiction epidemic.