8/6, 12:46 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump to bar govt from buying 'essential' drugs abroad

United States President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order requiring the federal government to purchase drugs deemed essential from American manufacturers.

The order will reportedly instruct the government to make a list of essential drugs and buy them and other medical supplies from US businesses instead of from foreign companies.

"President Trump understands Ohioans and Americans across the country must have access to life-saving medications, particularly as we fight this battle against the invisible enemy from China," Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said.

Breaking the News / MD