Opioid-dependent people are "individuals who are getting trapped in a cycle of addiction," HHS' Alex Azar argues.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb criticized the U.S. system for pricing and paying for drugs more broadly.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants to see prescription drug prices reduced.
Following the swearing-in ceremony for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, President Donald Trump answers reporter questions about the State of the Union.
Azar is replacing Dr. Tom Price, who resigned amid controversy last fall over his use of private pricey charter flights for work.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly condemned high drug prices but hasn't done much to lower them one year in office.