Trump to nominate Alex Azar as health secretary

US President Donald Trump to nominate Alex Azar as health secretary, Reuters reports on Monday.

President Donald Trump said Monday that he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, reports CNBC

Azar, 50, had until last January served as president of the American arm of drug giant Eli Lilly and Company. The Yale Law graduate Azar also had served as general counsel of HHS in the administration of President George W. Bush.

If his nomination is approved, Azar would replace Trump’s first HHS chief, Dr. Tom Price, who resigned in September after a series of scathing stories detailed his use of private, pricey charter jets and government planes instead of flying commercial on department business.

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