HHS Nominee’s Senate Hearing Set For Next Week
Alex Azar, who has been tapped to replace former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, has been criticized for his close ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
Confirmation Hearing For Trump's Health Secretary Pick Scheduled For Next Week
President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will face his confirmation hearing next week, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Tuesday. Alex Azar, a former HHS official and pharmaceutical executive, will go before the Finance Committee 10 a.m. Jan. 9. (Hellmann, 1/2)
In other news from the administration —
Scott Gottlieb Issues A Whole Lot Of Statements. We Tallied His Word Count
If it feels like you’ve been hearing from the head of the Food and Drug Administration a lot lately, you’re not imagining it. It’s a rare day here at STAT when we don’t receive in our inboxes a “Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.” — or at least find him prominently quoted in another new FDA press release. Then there are all his blog posts. His speeches. His congressional testimony. And, of course, his tweets. (Robbins, 1/3)