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Trump Nominating Alex Azar for HHS

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Alex Azar in 2006 (Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 13 Nov 2017 10:00 AM

President Donald Trump said he's nominating former pharmaceutical industry executive and George W. Bush administration official Alex Azar as Health and Human Services secretary.

Trump made the announcement on Twitter early Monday, vowoing that his nominee would "be a star for betterr healtcare and lower drug prices."

Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned in September after reports that he spent more than $1 million in taxpayer money on private and government planes for travel.

President Donald Trump on Monday said he has chosen former pharmaceutical company executive Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary anvowed to lower the price of medicines.

Material from Reuters was used in this report.

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President Donald Trump said he's nominating former pharmaceutical industry executive and George W. Bush administration official Alex Azar as Health and Human Services secretary.
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