Trump Claims “Big Pharma” Is Conspiring Against Him

The New York Times reports:

President Donald Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of running ads that lied about his new executive order to lower prescription drug costs – an accusation that came after industry execs refused to attend a meeting with the president at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

Tuesday’s sit-down between the president and the billion-dollar prescription drug industry was to discuss an executive order Trump signed last week on drug prices, which would require pharmaceutical companies to match the lowest drug prices offered in other countries.