A spokesman for Novartissaid the company notified the state of California, which has a new drug-price transparency law, of its decision in June but the news was not widely known.
"The President and his Administration look forward to continuing its work with Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies to reform the policies that are driving up prescription drug prices for all Americans", said Hogan Gidley, deputy White House press secretary.
"We thought that was prudent given the dynamic environment that we're now in".
Pfizer Inc., on the other hand, spent $1.94 million on Washington lobbying in the second quarter, a 2.1 percent increase in lobbying spending since past year.
Earlier this month, the president was able to persuade Pfizer CEO Ian Read to defer the company's planned price hikes, explaining in a call that the company had complicated the administration's drug pricing plans. Trump has promised to pressure the industry to lower drug prices.
Amid growing pressure by the Trump administration to reduce drug prices for US patients, Merck has announced that the company will not increase the average net price across their product portfolio by more than inflation annually.
Rohingya refugees want to return to Myanmar as citizens
The Myanmar government has said repeatedly that the ICC can not prosecute it because the country is not a member of the court. Several commissions, committees and investigative bodies have been formed in Myanmar to examine the Rakhine violence.
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Last night also Merck & Co responded to the president's appeal.
We are also lowering our price on ZEPATIER by 60 percent and several other medicines by 10 percent to reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients across the country.
Merck said in a press release Thursday that it has "a long history of responsible drug pricing". "We welcome Merck's decision to reduce prices and restrain future price hikes".
While the administration is quick to commend Merck's decision and to file it away as a win for their initiative, Merck did not cut the prices of any of its big sellers, like the cancer treatment Keytruda or the diabetes drug Januvia.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak to reporters following their meeting in Helsinki on Monday. And that it was important to take that stand on behalf of the Intelligence Community and on behalf of the American people'.
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Carriers, Lee said, are most anxious about the siren song of these cheaper but less robust plans beyond 2019. People in Tulare will have choices in plans from Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Health Net and Kaiser.
It was his first round in the 60s on the weekend of an Open since 2007, when he shot a Saturday 69 at Carnoustie. He had spent a third round in placid conditions by the North Sea making a steep, brisk climb at Carnoustie.
Dudley, 33, will be starting his 12th National Basketball Association season, and has averaged eight points a game in his career. The Philadelphia 76ers have traded power forward Richaun Holmes to the Phoenix Suns for cash.
The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. The NCHS report doesn't explain why the U.S.is seeing such pronounced increases in liver cancer deaths.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson each will begin Saturday's round six shots back after shooting even par over the first two days. It grabbed the shaft and smothered it", he said. "I don't think he's very far away from really taking everybody on again".
The Portuguese said, "Valencia, Smalling, Bailly and Shaw, they are probably the ones to start the season". Speaking of Rashford , he was named the second most valuable player in the world under the age of 21.
Marchionne leaves Ferrari due to poor health
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Trump invites Putin to USA amid criticism over Helsinki meet
During Monday's press conference, Trump also once again claimed there'd been no collusion between the Kremlin and his campaign. This ordeal was eclipsed Thursday by the announcement that Putin had been invited to the White House for a visit this fall.
Spain withdraws arrest warrant for St Andrews academic
Puigdemont's lawyer, Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas, declared triumph, writing on Twitter: "It looks like we have a memorable summer". Quim Torra, a hardline Catalan nationalist, was sworn in in May to replace Puigdemont as president of the region.