President Trump Unveils Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Headline Roundup May 12th, 2018

President Trump pledged on Friday to lower prescription drug prices, unveiling modest policy proposals that many on the Left and the Center say pivot sharply from his campaign promise to allow Medicare to negotiate directly with drug companies. The Right emphasized his tough rhetoric and highlighted Trump's plan to take on foreign countries who he says pay subsidized prices at America's expense.

President Trump Unveils Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

From the Left
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The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.

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From the Right
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President Trump on Friday unveiled his administration’s plan for lowering prescription drug prices, vowing to “take on” the powerful pharmaceutical industry while calling for an end to “global freeloading” that has allowed foreign countries to pay less for American medicine.

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From the Center
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare “middlemen” for making prescription medicines unaffordable for Americans, but healthcare stocks

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