Trump, Big Phar­ma trade barbs over drug pric­ing EOs; BAR­DA gives Re­gen­eron $350M for Ebo­la drugs

Ten­sions be­tween the White House and Big Phar­ma have ratch­eted up af­ter Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an­nounced four ex­ec­u­tive or­ders tar­get­ing the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try. On Tues­day morn­ing, the pres­i­dent fired off the lat­est pub­lic sal­vo, while Pfiz­er CEO Al­bert Bourla harsh­ly crit­i­cized the di­rec­tives in a call with in­vestors.

With­out pro­vid­ing ev­i­dence, Trump on Twit­ter ac­cused phar­ma com­pa­nies of air­ing tele­vi­sion ads at­tack­ing him and, he says, false­ly claim the poli­cies would raise pre­scrip­tion drug prices for se­niors. It was not clear to which ad or ads Trump was re­fer­ring.

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