‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Several Pieces Responding To Trump Administration’s Analysis Of Medicine Cost-Drivers

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: Drug prices and global free-loading? Or pharmaceutical free-loading?
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights several pieces discussing the Trump administration’s plan to bring down the price of medicines in the U.S. Barton notes, “Among its analyses of medicine cost-drivers, according to President Trump, the plan took issue with the impact of ‘free-loading’ countries around the world where life-saving drugs, while remaining out of reach for significant portions of their populations, are not as expensive as they are in the U.S. … We’re reading fact-checkers and front-line responders, who say that’s not how it works” (5/14).

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