Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order in the South Court Auditorium in the White House complex on Friday, July 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump looks to ham­mer down drug prices with 4 ex­ec­u­tive or­ders

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump signed 4 ex­ec­u­tive or­ders tar­get­ing the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try Fri­day af­ter­noon, four months be­fore vot­ers head to the polls.

The pres­i­den­tial di­rec­tives are part of Trump’s long-stand­ing goal to re­duce pre­scrip­tion drug prices in the US. As the cal­en­dar turns to­ward No­vem­ber, the pres­i­dent has shift­ed to ex­ec­u­tive ac­tion over work­ing with Con­gress to reach this ob­jec­tive.

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