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By MATTHEW PERRONE
AP Health Writer 

In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away with murder."

The populist rhetoric appears to be giving way to a more nuanced strategy focused on simplifying the secretive, complex system for setting U.S. drug prices, which are the highest in the world. It's an approach that would avoid a direct confrontation with the powerful pharmaceutical lobby, but it could also underwhelm Americans seeking relief from escalating prescription costs.

On Friday, Trump is scheduled to give his first speech on how h...



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