Dec 15, 2017 - Health Care

Alex Azar made millions in the drug industry

Alex Azar (left) made millions from his drug industry stint. Photo: Katsumi Kasahara / AP

Alex Azar, President Trump's nominee to replace Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary, is worth as much as $20.6 million, according to new federal disclosures analyzed by the Associated Press. Most of that fortune was made while Azar was at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co.

Go deeper: Congress still needs to confirm Azar. The biggest questions surrounding him involve his history with the drug industry and what he'd do to change the U.S. drug pricing system.

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