At his State of the Unionaddress, President Trump vowed to take on prescription drug prices,pursue an end to the HIV epidemic and boost funding for childhoodcancers. (Photo: Doug Mills/Pool via Bloomberg)

It was not the centerpiece, but health was a persistent theme inPresident Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the Capitolon Tuesday night.

Although the administration has focused more on issues of trade,taxes and immigration, the president laid out a series ofhealth-related goals, including some that even Democrats indicatedcould be areas of bipartisan negotiation or compromise. Trumpvowed to take on prescription drug prices, pursue an end to theHIV epidemic and boost funding for childhood cancers.

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