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HHS opens door to possibility of importing some drugs to drive down prices

In an early but striking move, the Trump administration is opening the door to possibility of importing drugs in limited cases.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is opening up the door to importing prescription drugs — at least in a limited number of cases.

The administration said Thursday that the Department of Health and Human Services will form a working group to look at the idea of in cases in which there is a dramatic price increase for a drug produced by one manufacturer and not protected by patents

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