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President Trump pledged to bring prescription drug prices “way down” and blasted drug makers for “very unfair” price discrimination overcharging Americans, STAT tells us. “It’s “very unfair to our country” that companies charge Americans more for the same prescription drugs that they sell at a lower cost in other countries, he said while swearing in former Eli Lilly (LLY) executive Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

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