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Secretary Alex Azar
Alex Azar is the 24th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (). Privacy policy:
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President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 18
Great to join my fellow Orthodox Christians at the , including His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 18
It was great to join for and discuss the important pro-life work this administration is doing. Thanks to and for their leadership!
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 18
. is committed to protecting our most fundamental freedoms: the right to life and the right of conscience in all of our work on healthcare, human services, public health, and biomedical science.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 16
Productive meeting today with America’s Health Insurance Plans where we thanked them for their support of ’s actions to lower drug prices, and discussed the administration’s efforts to address the high costs of health insurance and access to affordable healthcare plans.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 16
Senator and I had a great meeting, and I look forward to working together as we continue to implement ’s blueprint to bring down drug prices.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 15
Glad to meet today with and appreciate his commitment to lowering drug prices. We are willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to accomplish what was set forth in 's drug pricing blueprint—lower list prices and reduced out-of-pocket costs for Americans.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 15
Today's meeting with US Ambassador Robin Bernstein was a productive conversation on our global health priorities, including 's collaborative efforts with the Dominican Republic.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 11
President Trump has done more to address high drug prices than any President in history. More to come!
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 11
Earlier this week, I joined as he signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Proud to serve a President so committed to improving efforts to identify and combat the terrible scourge of human trafficking.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 9
Glad to join on earlier this morning to remind everyone that and I are fighting for patients and will not stop until drug list prices come down.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 9
Replying to @SecAzar
And for those who continue to repeat that list prices don’t matter, let’s remember: Anyone who hasn’t spent through their deductible or has coinsurance is paying all or a percentage of the list price of the drugs they need. List prices matter.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 9
Replying to @SecAzar
For those listening in the pharmaceutical industry: The list price increases must stop. Prices must start coming down.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 9
Replying to @SecAzar
Maintaining the status quo, where higher priced drugs are more competitive and patients pay more, is unacceptable. Companies that announced price increases in January admitted they were doing so to funnel payments back to PBMs in order to keep the preferred status of their drugs.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 9
. and I will not stop our work until list prices go down. All options are on the table. We will continue with more regulatory and legislative proposals, and we will work with Democrats and Republicans, until we see list prices come down.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 9
We’ve seen some good behavior from companies such as Merck, Gilead, and Amgen, who announced lower prices for their drugs. We need to see more. and I won’t stop until American patients see the lower prices they deserve.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 8
Drug prices must start coming down.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 6
2018 saw historic progress made approving generic drugs and working to fix a broken system. But drug companies continue to raise prices hurting American patients. We will continue to implement 's blueprint to lower prices and costs for patients:
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 4
Happy birthday to the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. I’m proud of my colleagues who continue the Commissioned Corps’ 130-year legacy as the frontline defender of public health, providing critical health expertise and rapid response to public health emergencies.
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Secretary Alex Azar Jan 2
Replying to @POTUS
We are moving swiftly to implement the policy laid out in his drug pricing blueprint. We’ve taken serious action, seen results already, and more is on the way. Stay tuned!
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