The White House on Monday nominated former Eli Lilly senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to Business Insider reports.
Azar would replace former HHS Secretary Tom Price, who resigned in September following a scandal over his costly use of private jets, costing taxpayers more than $1 million.
Azar’s no stranger to the arena, having served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush from 2005 through 2007.
Trump touted Azar in a tweet Monday morning.
“He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices,” Trump said in the tweet.