Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for health secretary post

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FILE – 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. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Turning to an industry he’s rebuked, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday he wants Alex Azar, a former deputy for the health department-turned-pharmaceutical executive, to be his health secretary.