Bringing Down U.S. Drug Prices

Turning pharmaceutical kickbacks into patient rebates might help.

Dr. Mary Tipton looks on as President Donald J. Trump displays his signature after signing Executive Orders on lowering drug prices Friday, July 24, 2020, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

On July 24, President Trump signed four executive orders enabling U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to take several important steps towards lower the cost of prescription drugs for U.S. consumers.

One of the executive orders signed by President Trump prohibits secret deals between drug…