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Trump Chooses Alex Azar for Health and Human Services Secretary
The New York Times

President Trump nominated a pharmaceutical executive to be the next secretary of the Health and Human Services Department.

The nominee, Alex M. Azar II, served as a deputy at the department under former President George W. Bush. Until January, he was the head of the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s United States division.

Mr. Trump made his announcement in a Twitter post while traveling in Asia. Mr. Trump said Mr. Azar would be “a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!”

Mr. Trump’s first Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, resigned in September amid controversy over his use of chartered flights for government travel.

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