Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price ‘Gag Orders’ on Pharmacists

Eliminating pharmacist gag orders won’t give consumers much relief from high drug prices, according to some critics.

“As a country, we’re spending about $450 billion on prescription drugs annually,” Steven Knievel, who works on drug price issues for Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, told NBC News.

The slight savings gained by paying the cash price “is far short of what needs to happen to actually deliver the relief people need,” he said.

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