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Trump Falsely Claims Prescription Drug Prices Have Fallen Thanks To Him

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Trump Falsely Claims Prescription Drug Prices Have Fallen Thanks To Him




President Trump on Sunday falsely claimed drug prices declined in 2018.

“Last year was the first in 51 years where prescription drug prices actually went down, but things have been, and are being, put in place that will drive them down substantially,” Trump tweeted Sunday.



“If Dems would work with us in a bipartisan fashion, we would get big results very fast!” he added.

A September analysis of brand-name prescription drug prices by the Associated Press found 96 price hikes for each price reduction in the first seven months of 2018, and drug manufacturers increased prices for 1,026 drugs by a median of 6 percent in January, according to STAT News.

Politifact, the fact-checking website, rated Trump’s tweet “mostly false,” noting that: “Nationally, spending on drugs has continued to climb, even if that growth has slowed.”





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