Trump: Health Chief to Bring Drug Prices Down

(From The Washington Examiner)

President Trump vowed Monday that his new Health and Human Services secretary would work to bring drug prices “rocketing down.”

“He’s going to get those prescription drug prices way down as a little bit of an extra. It’s going to come rocketing down,” Trump promised during the swearing-in ceremony for Alex Azar.

Azar formerly worked as general counsel and deputy secretary under the George W. Bush administration, then worked as a top executive at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly. Democrats blasted Azar for his pharmaceutical ties during his confirmation hearings, citing examples of climbing drug prices during his tenure. Lilly’s bone growth drug Forteo, for instance, rose in price from $1,032 to $2,728.

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