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Coins and pills on a scale Mylan CEO Heather Bresch urges companies footing the bill for employee health costs to examine the instances in which plans aren’t steering patients toward the cheapest available treatments. (Image: Shutterstock)

Generic drugmakers are being crushed by the very forces that the Trump administration is counting on to drive down prescription costs.

While policy makers are betting that opening the market to a deluge of new medicines and reforming the drug supply chain will help contain rising prices, many widely used copycat medications are already seeing their prices fall at such a rapid rate that their makers are struggling to keep their heads above water.

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