Trump invited the pharmaceutical companies to return production to the USA in exchange for benefits

Трамп предложил фармкомпаниям вернуть производства в США взамен на льготы

Trump has urged pharmaceutical firms to create jobs in the U.S. and lower prices

The US President Donald trump called on American pharmaceutical companies to return to the United States their production, in order to reduce the cost of drugs, while promising companies benefits. This was announced by trump on his Facebook page following the meeting with top managers of these companies.

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“Today I met with the heads of pharmaceutical companies at the White house. They have achieved extraordinary success, but the price of drugs sky-high. We need to get the lower prices, we need to get more innovation,” writes trump.

Trump “encouraged leaders to bring their companies back to the United States.” “Our trade policy will be to set priorities”, – he promised.

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According to him, it is wrong that in the United States without special barriers do medicines produced in other countries.

“Our pharmaceutical firms have large financial resources to accelerate the development of new drugs,” he concluded.

According to “Voice of America”, trump met with the CEOs of Novartis AG, Merck & Co Inc, Johnson & Johnson, Celgene Corp, Eli Lilly & Co, Amgen Inc, and head of the lobbying group “pharmaceutical research and manufacturers of America” (PhRMA), representing the interests of the industry.