Alex Azar, nominated to be the next secretary of health and human services, testified during a January 9 hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday backed President Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, clearing the way for Alex Azar to be confirmed by the full Senate. The 12 no votes all came from Democratic senators. Tom Carper (Del.), voting for him.
Azar responded: "I don't know that there is any drug price of a branded product that has ever gone down from any company on any drug in the United States because every incentive in this system is toward higher prices", Azar said.
Many Democrats have said they fear Azar would take actions harmful to ObamaCare in office and do little to rein in the cost of prescription drugs, among other concerns.
Trump's first health secretary, former U.S. Representative Tom Price, resigned in September amid a furor over his use of expensive taxpayer-funded private charter jets for government travel.
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"Mr. Azar is well-credentialed to lead such a critical department at a time America's health care system is facing hard challenges", Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) said in a written statement.
The committee's top Democrat, Sen.
During that hearing, Paul asked Azar about his opposition to allowing consumers to purchase imported and safe drugs from Europe and Canada, a position that President Donald Trump supports. He said that Azar didn't offer "a single example" of the company lowering prices during Azar's tenure, which included five years as president of its largest affiliate, Lilly USA.
Many Republican lawmakers have praised Azar's experience at drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co. and his work as a senior official at the health agency under President George W. Bush, when he helped implement the Medicare Part D drug program and the Medicare Advantage program.
"His record shows that he is more than capable of leading HHS", Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said at Azar's confirmation hearing.
Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , has faced fierce global criticism for failing to do more to protect the Rohingya. Till now, more than six lakh Rohingyas have fled Myanmar and have taken shelter in Bangladesh.
The next day, BSF had in retaliation killed almost a dozen Pakistani Rangers across the global border opposite Samba sector. The soldier belongs to Bandara Chetty Patty village of Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu.
The Modi government is likely to address the matter in its next federal budget with populist measures targeted at farmers. Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the Gujarat Election 2017 has given a massive jolt to BJP in the state on Tuesday.
The prime minister said farmers whose land was expropriated for the proposed airport could get their land back if they wanted. Philippe said that the government would instead extend the existing Nantes Atlantique Airport.
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Britain will also reportedly offer helicopters to help with French efforts to fight Islamist militants in northern Africa. The UK Government is understood to be looking at whether the gesture could be part of a wider exchange of artefacts.
According to Turkey's media, this plane type now serves for Turkish air force in large scale but has crashed three times before. The private Dogan News Agency said the CASA-type Turkish air force cargo plane went down near the town of Yalvac.
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Rajoy insisted on Friday that the legal process will continue and that politicians were not above the law, which means Mr. Thursday's election saw a record turnout of almost 82% of the 5.5 million eligible voters in Catalonia .
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