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This undated image provided by Express Scripts, shows Dr. Glen Stettin, Sr. Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer at Express Scipts. Express Scripts, a top prescription benefit manager with over 100 million customers, saw big jumps in people getting three-month refills via mail delivery, as people with chronic health problems stocked up early in the crisis. Refills jumped 18% between mid-March and mid-April. (Express Scripts via AP)

Pandemic triggers big swings in prescription drug use

Jun. 7, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

As most of the nation hunkered down amid the coronavirus pandemic, visits to doctor offices and outpatient clinics plunged. That's helping cause major swings in prescription drug use. Express Scripts, a top prescription benefit manager with over 100 million customers, saw big jumps in people getting three-month...

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames Obama for pricey drugs

May. 27, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tangled the facts when he asserted Tuesday at a White House Rose Garden event that “Obamacare” raised prescription drug costs for older people — the opposite is true. Trump also misfired by taunting Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden for...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, The Official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook for 2020 over pages of a Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General report, are shown in Washington. The Trump administration says most people with Medicare will have access to prescription plans next year that limit copays for insulin to a maximum of $35 a month. Tuesday's announcement comes as President Donald Trump returns to the issue of drug prices to woo older people whose votes will be critical to his reelection prospects. (AP Photos/Wayne Partlow, File)

Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month

May. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare recipients could pay less for insulin next year under a deal President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues important in November's election. “I hope the seniors are going to remember it,” Trump said at a Rose Garden ceremony, joined...