Trump pushes drugmakers for lower prices, more U.S. production

Daily News Article - February 1, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. What did President Trump tell the heads of the companies he would do to help them?

3. a) What is the role of the FDA?
b) What did the president say about the FDA?

4. a) How many people does Amgen employ in the U.S.?
b) How many jobs did the CEO promise to add this year?

5. a) What did Eli Lilly CEO Dave Ricks say would help his company expand operations?
b) What negative effect does outdated regulation have on the industry (or any industry)?
c) Define deregulation.

6. What overall reaction did the executives have to the meeting with President Trump?

7. a) What do you think of President Trump’s meeting with the pharmaceutical company CEOs? (will he get drug prices lowered?) Please explain your answer.
b) What do you think of President Trump’s vow to reduce federal government regulations as a way to help businesses - including the action he took this week to reduce regulations for small businesses? Please explain your answer.