UPDATE: Sanjay Gupta has removed himself from the running for Surgeon General. CNN reports:
CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta has withdrawn his name fr...
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Gupta downplays safety risks in treatments, and was criticized for his reporting on Vioxx, a pain medication that was withdrawn from the market in 2004 because it causes heart attacks.
After a thorough review of Dr. Gupta's qualifications (young, handsome, full head of hair, blinding white teeth, Asian) the other day, we feel pretty good about Obama's choice.
President-elect Barack Obama has approached CNN's chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, to be the country's next surgeon general, the cable news ...
It's exciting to see someone who comes from your stock make it big. But another neurosurgeon-makes-good story is going to make the rest of us look even more like underachievers.
My proposals will be embraced by some politicians (over 70 members of congress now support the universal health care bill HR 676). The rest will get on board when the people demand it.
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