Big Pharma seeks enormous profits over the health and well-being of the humans it serves, and drug companies invasively corrupted the way that the healthcare industry delivers its vital services.
All that is about to change after Trump met with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry Tuesday.
This is YUGE, people!
VIA| President Donald Trump met with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry Tuesday to push for lower prices and increased U.S. production. He also vowed to speed up approval times for new medicines and appoint a new Food and Drug Administration leader soon.
Trump told those in the meeting that price increases in the industry were “astronomical.”
Fox News reported that the CEOs of Novartis, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Celgene, Eli Lilly and Amgen and the head of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America lobbying group attended the meeting.
“We have to get prices down for a lot of reasons. We have no choice, for Medicare and Medicaid,” Trump said, noting that federal programs for the elderly, the poor and the disabled are the largest purchasers of medications.
Trump promised to lower regulations, get new treatments to market faster at the FDA and increase international competition.
Robert Hugin of Celgene said the companies were excited to work with Trump, The Washington Post reported.
Watch Trump speak at the meeting below: