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The Trump transition team has begun conferring with the Department of Health and Human Services. So far, though, it’s steered clear of the Food and Drug Administration.

Members of Trump’s health policy landing team held two introductory sessions on Friday with non-political staff at HHS, according to sources familiar with the meetings.


In one session, Trump transition staff discussed the HHS budget with Norris Cochran, deputy assistant secretary for budget, and Janis Coughlin, director for budget policy, execution, and review. Both work in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources.

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