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Trump’s New Drug Pricing Czar Takes Reins as Focus Shifts to Hill

Aug. 21, 2019, 9:21 AM

For the Trump team’s new drug czar, John Brooks, returning to the HHS Office of the Secretary is a culmination of his experience in the administration.

After stints in the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and White House, Brooks recently took the reins as administration’s top drug pricing official. As the Trump team shifts its efforts to lower the cost of prescription drug prices to Congress, his experiences may tie that work together.

“I think the secretary and the president have been clear that all options are on the table, and I think ...