Carroll’s place as head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy will make him probably the most public face of the administration’s efforts to struggle the opioid epidemic — an effort critics say hasn’t gone practically far sufficient.
Carroll doesn’t seem to have any public well being expertise. He labored for the Ford Motor Company earlier than becoming a member of the administration and in addition labored for the Justice and Treasury departments.
But the White House stated that after legislation college, Carroll spent 5 years as the assistant commonwealth lawyer for Fairfax, Virginia, the place nearly all of the instances have been drug-related and he labored straight with these affected by drug abuse.
He additionally labored with attorneys going through substance abuse points on the Virginia State Bar.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the administration has “full confidence in Jim to lead ONDCP to make significant strides in combating the opioids crisis, reducing drug use, and coordinating U.S. drug policy.”