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May 11, 2018

Why it's hard to bring down U.S. drug prices

By MATTHEW PERRONE
AP Health Writer

WASHINGTON — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of “getting away with murder.”

The populist rhetoric appears to be giving way to a more nuanced strategy focused on simplifying the secretive, complex system for setting U.S. drug prices, which are the highest in the world.


 
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