President wants U.S. to pay same prices as foreign countries
President Trump issued a handful of executive orders Friday that aim to lower prescription drug prices through a variety of methods, including allowing medications to be imported from other countries.
“I’m signing four sweeping executive orders that will lead to a massive reduction in drugs costs,” Trump said during a press briefing at the White House. “[The measures] will completely restore the prescription drug market in terms of prices.”
Trump claimed drug prices had fallen under his administration for the first time in more than five decades but added that he was determined to do more.