President Donald Trump said Monday he intends to nominate a former pharmaceutical executive and Maryland resident as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Alex Azar, who grew up in Salisbury, worked most recently as the president of Lilly USA, the U.S. affiliate of drug giant Eli Lilly and Company. He was a deputy secretary of HHS under President George W. Bush.
If confirmed by the Senate, Azar would replace Trump's first health secretary, former Georgia congressman Tom Price. Price was ensnared in a scandal involving his use of private charter jets.
Trump announced Azar's appointment on Twitter, writing that he will "be a star for better...