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    • March 20, 2018 3:59 PM GMT
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      Trump promises to lower prescription drug prices - with proposals to come within weeks

      Donald Trump has once again promised to lower the cost of prescription drugs, this time saying he will roll out proposals to bring down prices in the next month.
      The president spoke out alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during a brief stop in New Hampshire to discuss the opioid crisis.
      "If you compare our drug prices to other countries in the world, in some cases it's many times higher for the exact same pill or whatever it is, in the exact same package made in the exact same plant,” Mr Trump said. “We're going to change that."
      Trump promises to go after drug dealers and opioid manufacturers
      Mr Azar promised he would soon debut a “whole slate” of proposals focused on decreasing the price of prescription drugs and bringing discounts from “the middlemen” down to consumers.
      The secretary did not lay out any concrete proposals, but praised UnitedHealthcare’s recent decision to pass the discounts it receives from pharmaceutical companies directly to consumers.
      Read more:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-prescription-drug-prices-promises-to-lower-opioid-crisis-speech-pharmaceuticals-a8264246.html

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