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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Daniel Best, Was Trump's Man To Bring Down Drug Costs. He Was Murdered, They Called It Suicide

stock here, some excellent work and writing here. by others.


Daniel Best: Trump’s Vince Foster?

Hey, Donald, do you see anything fishy here?, of all people, has a good summary of the basic known facts in this very recent high-level suspicious death case:
On 1 November 2018, the Trump administration’s senior adviser on drug pricing reform, Daniel Best, was found “unresponsive” near the garage door exit of a Washington, D.C., apartment building. He was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.
A statement released the same day by Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar mourned Best as a “friend and colleague” but addressed neither the circumstances nor the cause of his death. No other details were released to the public.
Two weeks later, on 15 November, the office of Washington, D.C.’s chief medical examiner announced that Best had died of “multiple blunt force injuries.” His death was ruled a suicide. No other information was provided.
And no more information has been provided up to the present time.  That link behind the word “found” takes one to the web site, which doesn’t tell us much more, except that Best sounded very upbeat about what he hoped to accomplish working in the Trump administration:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma described his death as "a loss to our country and to all of us personally who had the great privilege of working with Dan." Health insurance trade group CEO Matt Eyles of AHIP called Best "a dedicated leader who brought warmth, compassion and an unmistakable dedication to the American people to his work every single day."

In a September speech before a pharmacy industry group, Best discussed lowering costs, making it easier for generics and biosimilar drugs to enter the market and rethinking drug rebate programs that drive up prices.  "Today, in the marketplace, everybody except the patient wins when price goes up," said Best.

Probably the most telling thing about Best’s violent death has been the almost total news blackout about it.  Maybe the NOMA (national opinion molding apparatus) learned its lesson in the case of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent W. Foster, Jr., during the early months of the Clinton administration.  Foster might have been a crony and former law firm colleague of Hillary Clinton (and maybe more), but he was a couple of levels down in the White House with no clear job description.  Daniel Best, on the other hand, had a job that gave him a chance to do things that directly touch almost everyone in the country.  There’s really no reason why the press couldn’t have given Foster the Daniel Best treatment, which is to say, the technique no. 1 in the Seventeen Techniques of Truth Suppression and just dummied up.  If it’s not in the news it’s as if it never happened.

Try searching “Washington Post Daniel Best” and see what comes up.  I found nothing at all, amazing as that may seem.  You can put Best’s name after CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, NPR, Fox News and you get the same results, nothing.  In the process of doing your search you will probably discover that The Washington Times, which hardly anyone reads, reported his death right after it happened on November 1, but at that point they were just saying that he had died and nothing more, and the Times seems to have been content to leave it at that as far as its obligation to its readers is concerned.  It’s as though that they had gotten the word that they were out of line in even reporting the death and they have since joined the others and have dummied up.

I first learned of Best’s death from an email correspondent who sent me the link to the report on  That was the later article that revealed that Best had “multiple blunt force” injuries and that the death had been ruled a suicide.  For some reason, Snopes never links to it, although it does give us those essential, apparently contradictory, facts.  The story sounded completely outrageous, that the 49-year-old former CVSHealth and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals executive with three children, a cheerful face and seemingly everything to live for, had taken his own life in what appeared to be an impossible manner.  Since I had never heard of, my first thought was that this must be a fake news site.  But then I quickly discovered that the Cleveland Plain Dealer had a routine obituary with a photograph showing that same happy looking open face in a different pose, although it took them five days to post it after Best’s death.  It reminds us a bit of Gus Weiss, whose curious “suicide” at the Watergate in Washington, DC, was first belatedly reported in his hometown newspaper of Nashville, Tennessee.  See “Connected Gulf War Opponent a ‘Suicide’” and “Three Important Assassinations? 

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