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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New HHS Secy Alex Azar Sworn In At WH Ceremony


Alex Azar is officially sworn in as the new Health and Human Services secretary.
During a ceremony at the White House Monday morning, President Trump praised the department for rolling back regulations on the pharmaceutical industry.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, after he is sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence, right, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
He says Azar is fully qualified to lead the department and understands how government policy can impact patients and drug prices.
Azar told President Trump he looks forward to working with his administration to crack down on America’s opioid epidemic.
“It is a charge that I am committed to and as you heard from the president today it is a charge that includes his personal direction to me that we have to tackle the scourge of the opiate crisis and we will bring down prescription drug prices,” Azar stated.
The new HHS secretary went on to thank the president for his nomination, which was approved last week by the Senate.
He replaces former Secretary Tom Price, who resigned late last year.

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