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The FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, said Monday he is going to try lowering drug prices by giving top priority to approving new generic drugs in markets where there are fewer than three generic competitors.

Why it matters: Drug prices aren't officially a part of the FDA's mandate — it is barred from taking prices into account when it decides whether to approve a new drug — but Gottlieb is identifying steps the agency can take that might have an indirect impact.

Gottlieb said the FDA would also be knocking out a backlog of 2,640 generic-drug applications pending review in the next year.

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.