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On Thursday, President Trump nominated Dr. Jerome Adams to be the next surgeon general, replacing the ousted Dr. Vivek Murthy, who left in April. Adams is the health commissioner of Indiana and was appointed by Vice President Mike Pence. Adams is an anesthesiologist who oversaw the state’s public health response during an HIV outbreak linked to sharing needles, bringing both praise and criticism. Unlike his future boss, he has praised the expansion of Medicaid and took a measured tone in response to the Ebola crisis.

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