In his first State of the Union address in 2017, President Trump said, “One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States. That is why I have directed my Administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of our top priorities. Prices will come down.”
Earlier this week, White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement. “The President continues to explore any and all options that will deliver lower drug costs, while ensuring we have access to the most innovative vaccines and therapeutics in the world.”
According to an invitation acquired by The Hill, Republican lawmakers have been invited to a presidential event on drug pricing on Friday at 3pm at the White House.
It is expected the president was planning to enact “executive orders that will actually make a big difference” to lower prescription drug prices.