Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on the Opioid Crisis, Gun Violence and Loneliness

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Protesters greet senators leaving Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Terminal B on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

When President Obama appointed him in 2014, Vivek Murthy became America's youngest-ever surgeon general. He says he was making progress on the fight against opioid and alcohol addiction when he was abruptly dismissed by President Trump in April. Since then, he’s continued to speak out against Obamacare repeal efforts and the ravages of gun violence and substance abuse. Murthy joins us in the studio to talk about his stint as "America's Doctor" and his recent efforts to highlight loneliness and stress as major public health issues.

Vivek Murthy,
Physician and Former U.S. Surgeon General