On November 1st, Daniel Best, a pharmaceutical executive from Bay Village, Ohio who led the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services efforts to lower prescription drug prices, died.1 And now, his death has been ruled a suicide.
“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.”2
Here’s the tricky and confusing part though, the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Best died from “multiple blunt force injuries” 3 and ruled his death a suicide. How does one kill themselves by multiple force injuries? (Unless they jump to their death, which was not stated by the ME.) Unfortunately, the medical examiner wouldn’t release further information.
The mainstream media barely touched this article but what they fail to mention is a fact: Dan Best was brought in to lower drug prices. Plain and simple. And just weeks later he was found dead.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said about the 49-year-old former CVSHealth and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals executive that “He brought his deep expertise and passion to this task with great humility and collegiality. 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.”3
Best left behind a wife, Lisa, and three children. Our hearts go out to her now and hope that she and her children can have peace.
If and when we get any more information about this story we will update you.