Pharma And Trump Square Off On Drug Prices
President Trump, looking for anything positive in health care, hopes to batter drug companies on prices to find a winning campaign issue. Pharma batters back.
Trump Seeks Health Care Victory On Prescription Drugs
President Trump is searching for a health care victory ahead of the 2020 election, and has turned to executive action to try to achieve it. The administration is looking to fend off attacks from Democrats, who see the president as particularly vulnerable on health care. Trump's coronavirus response has put him on the defensive. (Weixel, 8/22)
PhRMA Scrambles To Respond To Trump’s Drug Pricing Ultimatum
Drug makers and their lobbyists are struggling to agree on a strategy that would convince President Trump to back off a highly controversial drug pricing policy that he vowed to enact on Monday. This week, the group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America convened three calls with member companies to discuss how to respond to an ultimatum that Trump laid out in July. (Florko and Facher, 8/21)