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Democratic lawmaker Cummings, Trump to meet over drug prices
March 7, 2017 / 5:01 PM / 8 months ago

Democratic lawmaker Cummings, Trump to meet over drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings and President Donald Trump will meet to discuss efforts to lower prescription drug prices on Wednesday, Cummings, the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s top Democrat, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) speaks during a news conference about his former staff, who lost six children of her children in an overnight fire in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Trump earlier on Tuesday said he is developing a plan that will encourage competition in the drug industry and bring down prices for medicines.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Will Dunham

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