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The pharma business may be “getting away with murder” in the eyes of President-elect Donald Trump, but the leader of the US’s biggest drug maker remains defiant and unapologetic in the face of mounting criticism for his industry.

Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Pfizer CEO Ian Read said pharma has hardly earned its bad reputation, blaming instead a handful of bad actors, widespread misunderstanding, and what he sees as a woefully flawed healthcare system.


“The issue of trust is a problem of perception,” Read said. “Trust where? If you go into Asia or Latin America, the trust in the industry is probably 80 percent. You go into Europe and the US and it drops — because the system is terribly complicated and not transparent.”

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