Salisbury native nominated for top health position in Trump cabinet

SALISBURY, Md. - A Salisbury native has been nominated for President Donald Trump's top healthcare position.

On Monday, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Alex Azar II, of Salisbury, as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). ABC News reports that Azar is a former pharmaceutical executive for Eli Lilly and Company and worked as deputy secretary for HHS under former President George W. Bush.

The Salisbury Azar Eye Institute is reportedly owned by Azar's father, Dr. Alex Azar, an ophthalmologist.

Azar's nomination comes after former HHS secretary Price resigned on September 29, during an investigation into his use of taxpayer funds to allegedly use charter jets.

In a tweet, President Trump says Azar, "will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!"

See President Trump's tweet below:

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