Trump turns attention to health care with executive orders he says will lower drug prices

The president is expected to meet with pharmaceutical industry executives, who are opposed to the changes, on Tuesday.
Among the orders is allowing the importation of cheaper drugs from other countries, and requiring drug rebates paid to insurers and others to get passed down to patients.
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Senate Finance Committee to consider drug costs

Jul 25, 2019
Some members of Congress feel the measure might go too far. Drug companies don't like it, either.
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Why do foreign countries pay less than the U.S. for prescription drugs?

Jul 9, 2019
The answer comes down to one key tactic: negotiation.
A pharmacy's green cross sign in Nantes, western France.
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Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper?

Apr 9, 2019
The idea is that transparency would lead to more competition and lower costs. One drug company is already on board.
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Here's why Eli Lilly will sell a generic insulin

Mar 4, 2019
Lawmakers have been critical of big pharma's pricing structures.

Congress to examine drug price hikes

Jan 29, 2019
Prescription drug prices have been rising over the past few years.
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Why some people are worried about drug patent protections in the new NAFTA

Oct 2, 2018
The trade agreement reached over the weekend between the U.S., Canada and Mexico includes longer intellectual property protection periods for the expensive class of drugs known as biologics.
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Novartis moves away from mass-market drugs

Sep 25, 2018
New chief executive plots a fresh course for the pharmaceutical giant.

What's a pharmacy benefit manager, anyway?

Aug 24, 2018
Pharmacy benefit managers, like Express Scripts, OptumRX and CVS Caremark, are taking a lot of heat for their role in drug prices. We explain the world of PBMs.
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Trump unveils plan for cutting drug prices. Will it work?

May 11, 2018
President Donald Trump on Friday took the wraps off his long-awaited plan for cutting drug prices. In a speech, the president announced measures to increase competition and pricing transparency as ways to drive down costs, which have been spiraling. He…