Pharmaceutical Industry

Trump railed against drug prices. Now the industry's allies help shape his agenda

Trump railed against drug prices. Now the industry's allies help shape his agenda

Donald Trump and his congressional allies are making big plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and overhaul other government health programs.

But the president-elect appears to have downgraded plans to act aggressively to control rising drug prices, handing the pharmaceutical industry an early victory and providing another illustration of the influence of lobbyists on the new Trump administration, despite Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of special interests in Washington.

Trump, who once made the cost of pharmaceuticals a central part of his campaign health care pitch and included the issue on his 

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