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President Trump's Executive Orders on Prescription Drug Pricing
Jul 27, 2020 at 09:17 PM

The Quick Facts

  • On July 24th, 2020, President Trump signed four executive orders that aim to lower prescription drug costs and ensure greater access to medications.
  • According to a White House press release, "the first Order directs federally qualified health centers to pass along massive discounts on insulin and epinephrine received from drug companies to certain low-income Americans."
  • "The second Order will allow State plans for safe importation of certain drugs, authorize the re-importation of insulin products made in the United States, and create a pathway for widespread use of personal importation waivers at authorized pharmacies in the United States."
  • "The third Order will prohibit secret deals between drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit manager middlemen, ensuring patients directly benefit from available discounts at the pharmacy counter."
  • "The fourth and final Order ensures that the United States pays the lowest price available in economically comparable countries for Medicare Part B drugs." (This fourth executive order is considered by many to be the most controversial. President Trump is giving the pharmaceutical industry until August 24th to make a deal with him before the order is implemented.)

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Are these executive orders a step forward, backward, or something in between?

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HHS.gov

Trump Administration Announces Historic Action to Lower Drug Prices for Americans

U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services
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Forbes

How Trump’s Prescription Drug Executive Orders Reduce Costs For Seniors & Taxpayers

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Trump’s Drug Price Panic

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PhRMA Statement on Executive Orders

Stephen Ubl
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