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Twitter pill to swallow: After Trump diss, Pfizer lowers drug prices

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Twitter pill to swallow: After Trump diss, Pfizer lowers drug prices

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday announced that it would roll back planned drug price increases for July — following a discussion with President Donald Trump, who had just criticized the company on Twitter a day before. "We applaud Pfizer for this decision and hope other companies do the same. Great news for the American people!" Trump said on Twitter Tuesday evening. The president said he and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Pfizer CEO Ian Read to discuss Trump's "drug pricing blueprint" and came away with a vow from the company to roll back price increases "so American patients don’t pay more." A Pfizer statement added details, explaining that