Tell the Senate to vote NO on Pharma Bro Alex Azar.

Reject the Big Pharma price gouger Trump picked for Health and Human Services

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    Tell the Senate to vote NO on Pharma Bro Alex Azar.

    Petition to the Senate:
    While working for the drug company Eli Lilly, Alex Azar manufactured a price gouging scheme on insulin and eventually led to a class action lawsuit. As the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar would administer Medicaid and Medicare and oversee the FDA. Alex Azar’s nomination is dangerous for anyone who needs life-saving medication and prescriptions. We urge the Senate to vote NO on Alex Azar.

    Trump’s latest nominee for the Department of Health and Human Services lead a 325% price hike on insulin when working for Big Pharma.1

    Tell the Senate to vote NO on Big Pharma’s Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

    Trump’s pick Alex Azar has had a long career with Big Pharma, and at every turn he’s squeezed healthcare patients to line the pockets of pharmaceutical drug companies. His price gouging scheme on insulin was so egregious it was the subject of a class action lawsuit and an investigation by Senator Bernie Sanders.

    The Secretary of Health and Humans Services administers Medicare and Medicaid and oversees the FDA. Senator Elijah Cummings tweeted that installing a Big Pharma crony in Health and Humans Services is “like a fox guarding the henhouse.”2

    Tell the Senate to vote NO on Alex Azar’s nomination.

    We’ve seen Trump and his Republican allies to try gut the Affordable Care Act time and again. But with a Pharma Bro like Alex Azar running the Department of Health and Human Services, Trump would be able to bypass Congress entirely. Alex Azar could dismantle the ACA piecemeal to ensure that Big Pharma’s profits get bigger while patients and taxpayers feel the squeeze for the vital medicine and prescriptions they need to survive.

    For many of us, healthcare is about life and death. For Alex Azar it’s about profit margins.

    Tell the Senate to vote NO on Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

     

    Sources:
    1. Politico, “Trump's HHS secretary nominee boosted drug prices while at Eli Lilly,” November 14, 2017.
    2. Ibid.