Ex-Lilly Exec Nominated for U.S. Health Secretary

Nov. 13, 2017

President Donald Trump said he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, according to a Reuters story. He says Azar would work to lower the price of prescription drugs.

If confirmed, Azar also would implement Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the article said.

Trump’s initial health secretary, former U.S. Representative Tom Price, resigned in September after reports he used expensive taxpayer-funded private charter jets for government travel instead of commercial flights.

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