Crystal Foretia
Jul 4, 2018

The Hill: Pfizer increases prices on 100 drugs

2 comments
Tuhin Chakraborty
Jul 4, 2018

Do you trust the Trump administration to compel drug companies to reduce prices the way it says it will?

Crystal Foretia
Jul 4, 2018

No, I don't. No bills that I am aware have advocated for lower drug prices. On the issue of drugs in general, the President has not taken substantial initiative.

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