Trump Meets with HHS, NIH Brass

President Donald Trump, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and NIH Director Francis Collins discussed the opioid crisis and retaining young researchers in the biomedical research enterprise, among other things, according to a White House official.

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Apr 5, 2017

WIKIMEDIA, ANDREAS PRAEFCKEA White House official, speaking on background, told The Scientist that President Donald Trump on Friday (March 31) met with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins at the White House. The White House source said that the discussion between Trump, Price, and Collins included combating drug addiction, the opioid crisis, American innovation in medical research and development, and retaining young researchers in the biomedical research enterprise.

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Correction (April 5): Trump, Price, and Collins met on Friday (March 31), not today (April 5) as was originally written. The Scientist regrets the error.

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