Trump to sign executive order to lower drug prices


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(Worthy News) - The White House is writing an executive order that would reduce what the U.S. pays for drugs so that it's more in line with the lowest price paid elsewhere in the world, Trump told reporters Friday.

"As you know, for years and years other nations paid less for drugs than we do," Trump said Friday at the White House. "Sometimes by 60-70%. We’re working on it right now, we’re working on a favored nations clause, where we pay whatever the lowest nation’s price is. Why should other nations — like Canada — but why should other nations pay much less than us? They’ve taken advantage of the system for a long time, Pharma."

Trump said the announcement was coming "very shortly" but did not provide other details about how the plan would work. A "favored nations clause" refers to a contract in which a seller gives buyers the same best terms that it offers to other buyers. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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3 thoughts on “Trump to sign executive order to lower drug prices”

  1. What mystifies me is how much OTC's cost around in the USA. And our state government, via it's subsidized health ins company (ObamaCare), pays 4 times for Pepto Bismal, and Naproxen, and Zyrtec, than we paid out of our own pockets, in stores in Alaska, where everyone believes it's costs twice what people pay Outside of Alaska.

    Why in the world, is WA State paying through it's Medicaid/Medicare Part D plans, four times the going rate for OTC's at (only) Walgreen's? Out of AK, MD, VA, and OR, Washington State pays well over 3 times the going rates for OTC's covered via at least one of it's insurers.

    Is Walgreen's giving UHC kickbacks?

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