NORD Issues Statement on Confirmation of New Secretary of HHS, Alex Azar

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Washington, D.C., January 26, 2018—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, issued the following statement on the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Alex Azar, as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“We at the National Organization for Rare Disorders look forward to working with Alex Azar, the new Secretary of HHS. Alex Azar understands the needs of the 30 million American patients with a rare disease and the importance of orphan drug development. Given his extensive experience, we are confident that he is well suited to take on the challenges that lay before him at the helm of our healthcare system.”