Trump signs orders to force lower prices for medications

Trump signs orders to force lower prices for medications

President Donald Trump signed four executive orders to lower prices for prescription drugs paid by Americans.

One is about importation. The others would direct drugmaker rebates straight to patients and provide insulin and EpiPens at steep discounts to low-income people.

The third order prohibited deals between drug manufacturers and middlemen, to ensure that patients directly benefit from the rebates.

The fourth would require Medicare to buy drugs at the same price that other countries pay, Trump said.

During his 2016 campaign, Trump promised to lower the costs of medication. On Friday, Trump said he was ”unrigging the system” and providing consumers with massive savings.

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