Trump promises aggressive campaign to cut U.S. drug prices

Updated at 3:36 p.m.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION released a blueprint called American Patients First that aims to increase competition for medicines and reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION released a blueprint called American Patients First that aims to increase competition for medicines and reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH
NEW YORK - President Donald Trump said he would propose the most sweeping plan in United States history to lower drug prices, an attempt to meet a promise from his campaign that has largely gone unaddressed so far in his presidency. “We’ll have much lower prices at the pharmacy counter and it’ll start taking effect…

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