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3 Fast Facts About Trump's Pick For HHS Chief

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 6:47 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary is a whip-smart lawyer with industry-friendly impulses, measured hostility toward the Affordable Care Act, a deep background in Republican politics and a past role investigating former President Bill Clinton.

Trump announced the nomination on Monday, aiming to install a permanent leader at HHS after a jet-travel scandal claimed the scalp of HHS Secretary Tom Price. Azar appears to be highly qualified, although his decade of experience at Eli Lilly & Co. has raised questions about Trump's promises to aggressively target prescription drug prices.

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