Trump picks Azar as health secretary

Pharmaceutical background worries critics; supporters call it an asset


Photographs by AP Photo/Evan Vucci

In this June 8, 2006 file photo, then Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets reporters at the HHS Department in Washington. Azar was a top HHS official during the George W. Bush administration.

WASHINGTON -- Turning to an industry he's rebuked both as a candidate and as president, Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health secretary.

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