Major Drug Manufacturer Joins Trump’s Health Agenda

A major drug maker has joined President Trump’s effort to steady the price of medical drugs in an effort to curtail rising healthcare costs.  The Washington Examiner reports:

Drug maker Amgen, which recently said that it won’t raise prices again this year, is crediting the Trump administration’s effort to steady the price of drugs.

In a transcript of the company’s earnings call, Amgen Chairman and CEO Robert A. Bradway said, “We appreciate the administration’s engagement on this important issue. As to prices, we made the decision a few months ago not to increase the prices of any of our medicines at mid-year. And we have no plans to change that through the balance of the year.”

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The president has pushed companies to lower prices and promised that many would. Amgen is one of the biggest to act since Trump made his promise. Alex Azar, his Health and Human Services Department secretary, recently testified in Congress that companies will announce price freezes after second quarter reports.

The move by Amgen, one of the world’s biggest, came after it reported a better-than-expected second quarter profit.

This comes as a huge boost to President Trump’s healthcare agenda.

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Martin Korab
2 years ago

It’s really a pleasure to watch president Trump do his job every day. He is truly is God’s Gift to America. Just to see how he goes about keeping his campaign promises makes him a great role model for every politician on this planet. There is no doubt that he will be our president for the next 6+ years and return America to the kind of government we need and love. He will get rid of the all the Communist in the Democratic Communist Party and Make and Keep America great always. GO TRUMP ! GO PENCE ! Sincerely, Martin Korab

Red110306
Red110306
2 years ago
Reply to  Martin Korab

I like Trump as much as you do but not increasing the cost of Prescription Drugs through the rest of this year, is not the same as lowering the cost. I would like to see the prices lowered. They are already gouging the public way more than they should be!

Gordon
Gordon
2 years ago

Thank you, President Trump and Secretary Azar!

Rick
Rick
2 years ago

This country really does not know what it has in our President Trump. This man is the leader we have needed ever since I was old enough to remember. And to see all of the negative news and shows from the ignorant people out there scares me to death!
Forget the Commies, Russians, or whomever, God please protect us from our own insiders!
Amen

Kate
Kate
2 years ago

Another promise kept by our non-politician Preside Trump who is working for “we the people”and not the party or special interests. He does this for free along with some members of his great cabinet.

Jacob Kaiser
2 years ago

It’s all a BS show! We Americans will still be paying more for drugs than any other country. Europe gets subsidies on certain drugs where we pay a $1 they pay something less than $.25. How come our society everything has a price on it, where you know what your paying, except healthcare. It’s not free enterprise that’s for sure! For an MRI I told to pay this copay, what’s total? Same with x-rays, over hundred year old technology, back in 60’s $10 X-ray my arm, without insurance scam, today $125 copay. It’s a scam on the people!

NoahJ
NoahJ
2 years ago
Reply to  Jacob Kaiser

Funny, with my insurance all imaging is free of charge. X-ray, MRI or CAT Scan. Doctor visits have a co-pay but not as bad as what you describe.

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

Isn’t it so sad and tragic that these companies are ONLY in the business to make money (and lots of it) rather than make people’s lives better and longer? How refreshing it would be to have a company that TRULY cared and showed it rather than showing huge profits for it’s stock holders!!!!

Danhoch
Danhoch
2 years ago

This is such a shame. I applaud what has been done and expect more, Odumbo wouldn’t do this, his hands are dirty. BUT living overseas the past 14 years in Japan, Germany then Okinawa, I have found that WE pay and subsidize meds for the rest of the world, literally. We went into a pharmacy without a prescription (like Mexico) and simply ask for our meds. I bought antibiotics, antihitimines etc for a mere fraction of our costs, straight out of pocket, no insurance etc.
As long as we have politicians who are more interested in THEM being in D.C. then the rest of Americans in America, we will never ever get this problem fixed. The other thing I found out living overseas for so long, is that returning to the U.S., we have pure GREED at every level going on. Maybe my time overseas coincided with Odumbo being in office, but his tenure at the top surely created cheating, lying and greed at all levels, which of course he approved of. Sick, the man should be in prison along with a handful of others which you all know who they are. Why they’re not in prison yet, since all of America knows of their bad deeds, is beyond me. I hope karma comes to all of them……SOON.

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