Stacks of pills and coins Efforts to lower prescription drug costs have long been a Democratic priority and popular with voters.(Photo: Shutterstock)

President Joe Biden on Thursday vowed to help ease the impact of rising inflation by working to cut prescription drug prices.

“Today, one in four Americans who need prescription drugs struggle to afford them — one in four,” he said during a speech at a community college in Culpepper, Va. “Nearly 30% have skipped doses of essential drugs they’re supposed to take. Others have simply not filled prescriptions that the doctor had given them; tried to use over-the-counter drugs or pills cut in half because they can’t afford the cost of their prescription.

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