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Pharmaceutical Exec Who Aimed To Lower Drug Prices Found Dead Due To Multiple Blunt Force Injuries

On November 1, 2018, Daniel Best, a 49-year-old executive who worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and led an effort to lower prescription drug prices, was found “unresponsive” near the garage door exit of an apartment building in Washington, D.C. Medical personnel were called to the scene, but pronounced him dead shortly after they arrived.

According to

“The city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday said Best died from ‘multiple blunt force injuries’ and it ruled his death a suicide. It would not release further information.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar reported the former CVSHealth and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals executive had a strong “desire to serve the American people by making health care more affordable.”

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Image Credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services