Good morning ... Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Ed Lorenzen, of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, who died tragically over the weekend. Ed was a valued, friendly and knowledgeable resource for a huge number of Washingtonians, the Axios health care team included.
What we're watching today: Alex Azar is sworn in as Health and Human Services secretary.
What we're watching this week: President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. Senate health committee hearing Tuesday on small business health plans.
House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee hearing Tuesday on the implementation of new rules for compounding pharmacies.
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