Trump gives orders aimed at lowering prescription drug pricesBMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4581 (Published 24 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4581
- Joanne Silberner
- Seattle, USA
In the waning days of his tenure, US President Donald Trump has given orders aimed at lowering prescription drug prices.
The announcement came at a press conference on Friday 20 November,1 during which Trump falsely insisted he had won the presidential election.
The key element in the plan is a “Most Favoured Nation” policy. Starting 1 January 2021, the US would pay only what wealthier European nations pay for 50 drugs commonly administered at doctors’ offices and in hospitals. …