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Trump: Azar will bring drug prices “way down”

Alex Azar is sworn in as HHS secretary. Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

New Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar is “going to get those prescription drug prices way down,” President Trump said today at Azar’s official swearing-in ceremony.

Reality check: Aside from the president himself, the Trump administration has shown little interest in using the federal government’s purchasing power to leverage lower prices for prescription drugs, and Azar has also said he opposes such an approach.