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WASHINGTON — President Trump will deliver a speech Thursday afternoon at the Department of Health and Human Services, two administration officials tell STAT.

The exact details of his remarks are still unclear, but an array of lobbyists and experts told STAT the focus would be on high prescription drug costs.

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  • The inference from recent Trump and Azar comments that if we could just get other countries to pay more for patent-protected Rx drugs that somehow that would lower US prices is laughable. This is either extremely naive or is a cynical and deceptive attempt to help raise pharma company profits while appearing to be doing the opposite.

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