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Trump Eyeing ‘Disruptive’ Changes to Drug Pricing, Health Secretary Says

  • Azar says his job is to change the U.S. drug-pricing system
  • ‘I am not blaming pharmacy-benefit managers,’ secretary says
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Trump vs. Big Pharma: Can He Bring Drug Prices Down?
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The Trump administration is looking to make “disruptive” changes to U.S. drug pricing to bring down costs for patients, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.

“Every player in the system has their share of blame,” Azar said in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York on Wednesday, adding that he’s working on overhauling the system. “Part of that is going to be some fairly large, disruptive changing of the rules of the road.”