Trump, Dems discuss working together to lower drug prices

Trump, Dems discuss working together to lower drug prices

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' 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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Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenWyden blasts FEC Republicans for blocking probe into NRA over possible Russia donations Wyden calls for end to political ad targeting on Facebook, Google Ex-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity MORE (D-Ore.) added that the discussion "did not focus on any specific bill." Instead, he said, both sides agreed it's something "we ought to get going on, it's important."
 
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.