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Death of Government Official Leading Reduction of Pharmaceutical Drug Prices Ruled A Suicide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Nov. 1 death of Daniel Best, a pharmaceutical executive from Bay Village who led U.S. Department of Health and Human Services efforts to lower prescription drug prices, has been ruled a suicide, officials in Washington, D.C., said Thursday.

Police say Best was found “unresponsive” near the garage door exit of an apartment building in Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood at 5:25 a.m. on Nov. 1, and was pronounced dead by medical personnel who responded to the scene.

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.

In announcing his death, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the 49-year-old former CVSHealth and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals executive agreed to work at HHS “out of a desire to serve the American people by making health care more affordable.”

“He brought his deep expertise and passion to this task with great humility and collegiality,” Azar’s statement said. “All of us who served with Dan at HHS and in the administration mourn his passing and extend our thoughts and prayers to his wife Lisa and the entire Best family at this difficult time.”

Credit to Cleveland.com for the report

 

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BiggerEd
BiggerEd
1 year ago

Blunt force injuries from what ? Did he jump off his car, or jump from a park bench ? Here we go once again; no credible information provided and will be swept under the carpet as usuall. Does the name Vince Foster come to mind, or Serth Rich ? ? ? ? ?

jude
jude
1 year ago

he repeated blunt force injuried himself to death? really?

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Dave
Dave
1 year ago

This is unusual. When someone beats themself to death it is usually a result of crossing the Clintons.

Jon Exner
Jon Exner
1 year ago

Made for TV crime show.

Patricia
Patricia
1 year ago

You have to admit the ME’s finding is very strange. Was there a note found anywhere?

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