Orders Freeze on Trump’s Order to Slash Prices on Two Life-Saving Drugs

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As part of Joe Biden’s determined mission to undo Donald Trump’s presidency, his handlers he ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday to freeze executive orders from Trump designed to significantly lower prescription drug prices for Americans, including the potentially-life-saving drugs, insulin, and epinephrine.

As a result, as reported by Bloomberg Law, HHS subsequently froze the former Trump administration’s December drug policy that requires community health centers to pass on all of their insulin, and epinephrine — which includes the popular EpiPen used by millions of allergy sufferers — discount savings to patients.

Under the now-frozen Trump administration policy, “centers that don’t pass on the savings wouldn’t qualify for federal grants,” said Bloomberg.

As reported Daily Wire, Trump signed four executive orders in July that directed the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “end a shadowy system of kickbacks by middlemen that lurks behind the high out-of-pocket costs many Americans face at the pharmacy counter.”

During the signing ceremony, Trump said the high price of insulin and EpiPens have cut off low-income people in “desperate” need of the treatments.

“The four orders I’m signing today will be on the prescription drug market in terms of pricing and everything else to make these medications affordable and accessible for all Americans.

“The first order will require federal community health centers to pass the giant discounts they received from drug companies on insulin and EpiPens directly to their patients. You know insulin became so expensive people weren’t able to use it. They desperately needed it.”

The Trump order, which was finalized in late December, is delayed until March 22, HHS said in a Federal Register post.

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A report from Bloomberg Government said the Biden administration is on a “different page” about curbing drug prices than the Trump administration, noting that the Biden administration is awaiting “at least a dozen lawsuits … over Trump-era moves to lower drug prices.”

“This freeze is part of the Biden administration’s large-scale effort announced this week that will scrutinize the Trump administration’s health policies.

“If the previous administration’s policies raise fact, law, or policy’ concerns, the Biden HHS will delay them and consult with the Office of Management and Budget about other actions.”

According to Bloomberg, the “Biden team” is awaiting “at least a dozen lawsuits […] over Trump-era moves to lower drug prices”:

Biden enters the presidency with at least a dozen lawsuits waiting over Trump-era moves to lower drug prices, an issue the new administration will likely tackle in its own way.

The Department of Health and Human Services under Biden inherits challenges to rules that tie drug reimbursement to cheaper foreign drug prices and allow medication imports from Canada.

It also faces complaints over Trump’s push for drugmakers to ship discounted drugs bought by low-income health centers to commercial contract pharmacies.

Click here for a list of the drugs and devices that are affected by Biden’s ordered freeze.

In a Friday tweet, Twitter mega-influencer Catturd™ summed up the “destruction” caused by Biden’s executive orders — in just his first two days in office.

2 days …

– 60,000 jobs destroyed.
– U.S. gas and oil industry being destroyed.
– Women’s sports destroyed.
– Troops forced to sleep in parking garages.
– Ramping up Middle East wars again already.

I’ll pass on the “orange man tweets.”

As my RedState colleague wrote in an earlier piece, Catturd™, and my other fellow conservatives, You Get What You Get. Elections matter. Even when nearly half of America questions their results.

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