Trump, Dems discuss working together to lower drug prices

Trump, Dems discuss working together to lower drug prices

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE and Democratic leaders discussed working together to lower drug prices at a White House meeting Tuesday.

Lawmakers said the discussion was general, but that the two sides agreed the issue should be a bipartisan priority.
 
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A source familiar with the meeting said, "They discussed prescription drugs for some time and agreed they ought to be able to get that done."
 
Lowering drug prices is seen as a rare area of possible bipartisan agreement this year, along with infrastructure, the main focus of Tuesday's meeting.
 
Trump has railed against drug companies for the cost of their medications, and the issue is a top priority for Democrats as well.
 
Congressional Republicans are the main question mark, but some GOP lawmakers are also calling for action.
 
 
Democrats' top priority is allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, a position that Trump supported during the 2016 campaign. He has since backed off that support.