On the other side of the nomination, lawmakers critical of Pres. Trump's choice called Azar's ability to effectively and impartially run HHS given his long-term work as a pharmaceuticals executive.
President Donald Trump announced the nomination of a former Eli Lilly executive as Health and Human Services Secretary Monday. The former Georgia congressman resigned September 29 over a scandal involving his use of private aircraft for government business.
Cummings and Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, a year ago called for a federal probe into whether Eli Lilly, Sanofi SA (SASY.PA), Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) and Novo Nordisk A/S (NOVOb.CO) colluded to set prices on insulin and other diabetes drugs.
Google adds salary information to job searches
Alongside, it will also display salary information procured from major job search portals like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and PayScale. Users just need to click the "Location" filter and select from a range of distances from 2 to 200 miles away, or "anywhere".
Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, who has been frequent critic of the Trump administration, said on Twitter he doesn't know Azar well and disagrees with him on a number of policies, but still has reason to believe he would make a good HHS secretary.
Azar admirers say his industry experience should be considered an asset, not a liability.
Azar previously served as president of Lilly USA, an affiliate of biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, where he oversaw the US biomedicines business unit, the White House said Monday. He also pointed to Eli Lilly raising drug prices by double digits while Azar was an executive at the company. In the past, he has advocated for lower prescription drug prices and voiced support for the transition from paper-based records to EHRs.
France chosen over SA to host 2023 Rugby World Cup
A World Rugby Council meeting was held in London on Wednesday and France was chosen to host the 10th event. We could run a tournament perfectly well and produce significant revenues for rugby".
Republicans were supportive with Senate health committee head Lamar Alexander of Tennessee describing Azar as a qualified, experienced nominee. Azar will replace Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hagan.
Currently, Azar is the chairman and founder of Seraphim Strategies, which provides strategic consulting and counsel on biopharmaceutical and health insurance industries.
ASEAN Summit: PM Modi, Australia PM Turnbull hold bilateral meeting
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr Turnbull said the threat posed by North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un was a key topic. The talks marked their first since a September meeting in western India and the 11th overall as prime ministers.