July 24, 2020 / 1:55 AM / 22 days ago

Trump will sign executive orders on lowering drug prices on Friday -White House

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the administration's plan for reopening schools during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign executive orders on lowering drug prices on Friday, the White House said.

Trump, who had previously urged lawmakers to rein in drug costs, will deliver remarks and sign the executive orders at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) on Friday, according to the president’s schedule issued by the White House on Thursday.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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