White House welcomes apparent deal to lower cost of pharmaceutical drugs

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WASHINGTON – The White House on Wednesday welcomed hearing about a legislative deal aimed at lowering the cost of pharmaceutical drugs as part of a budget bill.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, learning of the deal while at the podium for her daily news briefing, said she would seek more information about it.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; Editing by Leslie Adler)


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