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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump's Big Lie Pledge to Lower Drug Prices
by Stephen Lendman
Time and again, Trump promises one thing for ordinary Americans and does something entirely different – why he can never be trusted.
The same goes for most others in Washington. Nearly all House and Senate members support special interests at the expense of peace, equity and justice.
Candidate Trump pledged to let Medicare negotiate discounts for prescription drugs. Straightaway in office, he yielded to Pharma lobbyists, abandoning his promise, falsely claiming "smaller, younger companies" would be harmed.
Last May, he said major drug companies will be announcing "massive drug price cuts" voluntarily – with no further elaboration. It never happened.
He repeated the pledge throughout the year, saying drugmakers are "getting away with murder."
During his first two years in office, far more drug price increases occurred than cuts. Ac
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