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WASHINGTON — A top U.S. health official on Thursday called on lawmakers in Congress to do more to help bring down drug prices, saying that the Trump administration had “given them a lot of opportunities to step in here.”

“I think Congress can do more,” said Joe Grogan, associate director for health programs at the Office of Management and Budget. He added: “As we get to the sprint before the end of the year, there are a few things that they may take up, and we’re actively in discussions about that.”

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  • This is pure stagecraft or propaganda. It is like asking the fox to guard the hen house. The only thing for sure is that Congress will continue to ensure the profits of pharma, even as Americans die. Pharma gets what it pays for.

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