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WASHINGTON — Alex Azar has been on the job for less than a month, but President Trump believes his new health and human services secretary is making progress toward a feat that’s long bedeviled politicians and a host of other health care experts: lowering drug prices.

“Secretary Alex Azar, who is really setting the world on fire now, huh, with your lowering of prescription drug prices and a lot of other things you’re doing, and we appreciate it very much,” Trump said, introducing him at a meeting on gun violence and school safety on Thursday. “A lot of people are seeing already what’s happening, especially the lowering of the price of health care.”


“Great going, Alex,” he added.

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