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Closer Look: Tom Frieden; Opioid Abuse; And More

Mar 20, 2017
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Aspen Institute

Dr. Tom Frieden will step down as head of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Inauguration Day.  That's standard practice when a new president takes power.

WABE’s Amy Kiley spoke with Frieden about his time with the CDC and the future of the institution.  He started by addressing concerns that a new administration might reduce funding for the CDC or change its priorities.

Interview Highlights: