Donald Trump Nominated Pharmaceutical Rep to Head Health and Human Services Dept.

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally.By: Gage Skidmore
Type: Breaks PromisesNov 13 2017 Severity:
About: Department of Health and Human Services
Donald Trump nominated Alex Azar, the former top lobbyist of drug giant Eli Lilly, to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. As a lobbyist, Mr. Azar tried to influence the decisions made by the Department of HHS and now he is tasked with overseeing the department he used to lobby. The nomination is also raising eyebrows because Donald Trump has repeatedly assailed the pharmaceutical industry over the high costs of many prescription drugs.

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