Stacks of pills and coins Unfortunately, it's still too early to tell whether this order is a real step toward some meaningful development, and we will have to wait and see what HHS does in response. (Photo: Shutterstock)

On September 13, the White House issued an executive order titled "Executive Order on Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First."  This is the latest of several executive orders aimed at prescription drug prices, including "Executive Order on Lowering Prices for Patients by Eliminating Kickbacks to Middlemen," "Executive Order on Lowering Prices for Patients by Eliminating Kickbacks to Middlemen," and "Executive Order on Access to Affordable Life-saving Medications," all issued on July 24, 2020.

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