Trump HHS pick: Pharma insider with history of raising drug prices
Alex Azar, President Trump's selection to replace Tom Price as head of Health and Human Services, was president of Eli Lilly at a time when drug prices jumped.
Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2017The key position has been open since late September, when former Secretary Tom Price resigned amid reports of frequent trips across the country in private planes paid for with taxpayer dollars. Trump has stressed cracking down on rising drug costs, at one point accusing pharmaceutical companies of "gettin...
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