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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:08 PM

Senator Warren clashes with health secretary over drug pricing plan

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s point man in the quest to reduce drug prices for American consumers clashed Tuesday with a disbelieving senator, who said the White House’s blueprint for battling Big Pharma is bogus.

The face-off between Health Secretary Alex Azar and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., took place at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Trump’s proposed drug-pricing plan.

“You and President Trump say that you want to get tough on drug companies,” Warren said. “On May 30, the president said that in reaction to the release of the drug-pricing blueprint, drug companies would be ‘announcing voluntary massive drops in prices within two weeks.' "

Warren said that when she and another senator asked the nation’s top 10 drug makers whether they intended to drop prices in response to Trump’s blueprint, “zero out of 10 gave any indication that they planned to do so.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senator-warren-clashes-health-secretary-over-drug-pricing-plan-n882446

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:11 PM

1. 0 of 10 said they would drop drug prices, as Trump said.

Good for Warren for highlighting this for the nation.

Another primary Tuesday tomorrow, in 5 states!

Only 146 days to midterms also.

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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:39 PM

2. Call 'em out, Elizabeth!

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 08:54 AM

3. I like her demeanor. Serious and down-to-brass-tacks, and not so much of this "SHOWBOATING"...

I like her demeanor. Serious and down-to-brass-tacks, and not so much of this "SHOWBOATING" and foaming-at-the-mouth and exaggerated attention-seeking gesticulations that we often see from other politicians.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:20 AM

4. Get after them Liz!!

The whole country should be asking when this will happen. People
got their hopes up they might be able to buy food if the meds
weren't so expensive....

“On May 30, the president said that in reaction to the release of the drug-pricing blueprint, drug companies would be ‘announcing voluntary massive drops in prices within two weeks.' "

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