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As President Trump presses to make health care a central plank of his 2020 reelection bid, he is displaying mounting frustration with those he thinks are thwarting his ability to deliver on a major campaign promise: lowering drug prices, The Washington Post tells us. That has included Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, a former drug executive who until very recently pushed back on proposals to import lower-cost drugs from Canada and negotiate drug prices in Medicare. Under pressure, Azar is reversing some of his positions.

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