Alex Azar, Trump’s pick for HHS secretary, will face Senate Finance Committee scrutiny on Tuesday

Alex Azar will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning for a confirmation hearing to consider his nomination to replace Tom Price, M.D., as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Some Senate members have previously expressed concerns about whether Azar, the former head of Eli Lilly’s U.S. operation, would be committed to lowering drug prices given his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

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