Trump’s Health Secretary Bought Drug Stocks, Then Pushed Pharma’s Agenda In Australia.

Before he was named Trump’s health secretary, Price took a congressional trip to Australia and pressed officials to extend protections for drug companies in an international trade agreement.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that millions people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

In the spring before the 2016 presidential election, the Obama administration's 12-nation trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, was still alive. Negotiators worked on details as Congress considered whether to ratify the pact. The Australian government was getting in the way of one change demanded by U.S. pharmaceutical

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Democratic Senators Ask Jeff Sessions To Explain Preet Bharara Firing

The lawmakers cited a ProPublica report that U.S. Attorney Bharara was investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price when the Trump administration reversed course and removed him.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, accompanied by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, March 27, 2017. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions should explain whether the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara had anything to do with Bharara's reported probe into stock trades by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, three Democratic U.S. senators said Tuesday. Price came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for investments he made while

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Trump Taps Obamacare Critic To Lead Department Of Health

Tom Price is a surgeon who has been a member of Congress’ lower house for over 10 years. Donald Trump’s team has said his first mission will be to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee appears before the Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans hope that as Trump's choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Price will preside over the dismantlement of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US President-elect Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he would nominate Georgia Congressman Tom Price as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. The orthopedic surgeon is a critic of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as "Obamacare." In a statement, Price said that he would strive "to ensure we have a healthcare

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