Nancy Altman, President, Social Security Works
Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works
Want drug prices so high that those who need them die because they can’t afford them? Then Alex Azar, Donald Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), is your man.
Azar is Trump’s pick to replace Tom Price, who had to resign after only ten months due to his frequent and illegal use of government funded private planes, among other corruptions. It couldn’t have been easy for Trump to find a replacement who is even worse. But Azar, who spent the last six years as the head of the giant pharmaceutical corporation Eli Lilly, fits the bill.
Azar exemplifies the worst of revolving-door Washington. Based on his history, he will, if confirmed, use that high-level government position to exploit the American people to enrich Big Pharma and line his own pockets. That’s what he did the last time he was in government.