Trump picks fight with drugmakers with last-minute drug pricing rules

The Trump administration issued two final rules Friday aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, seeking to advance President Trump’s “America First Healthcare Plan” and picking a fight with drugmakers two months before the end of his term.

“I hope they keep it because the powerful drug lobby, PhRMA, is putting pressure on people like you wouldn’t believe,” Trump said at a press conference Friday, apparently referring to the incoming Joe Biden administration. Trump maintains that he won the presidential election.

Trump added, “I think it’s probably the biggest story we’ve ever had, relative to drug prices.”

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