Trump Calls for Lower Drug Prices, Fewer Regulations in Meeting with Pharmaceutical Executives

The Washington Post, January 31, 2017. President Trump met with leaders of some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies Tuesday and emphasized the need to lower “astronomical” drug prices, decrease regulations and bring more drug manufacturing into the United States. “There are many empty positions at the FDA,” said Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research. The recently enacted 21st Century Cures law provided for additional hiring authority. “But with the hiring freeze, will they be able to hire anyone?” she asked.

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