WASHINGTON — Dan Best, the government’s top drug pricing adviser, has died, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday afternoon.

“It is with tremendous sadness that I learned of the passing of our friend and colleague,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “I had the great privilege to know Dan Best for the past decade. He joined me here at HHS out of a desire to serve the American people by making healthcare more affordable.”

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  • Sounds real suspicious when you have a young energetic looking person ; & you speak of his death as and old obituary instead of murder.

  • Joe and I are shocked and saddened by Dan’s passing. We’ve known the triplets for almost 40 years. Our sympathy to the whole Best family.

  • Very difficult news to hear I went to school and graduated with Dan. So very sorry for the Lost of Dan. Though and prayers to the Family

  • Today we mourn the loss of our dearest Danny. A friend appreciates the good in you, overlooks the worst in you, and brings out the best in you. Dan brought out the best in those whose life he touched. We are truly blessed to call him our friend. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the Best family in this difficult time.

  • We are heartbroken to hear of the loss of a great friend and a great man. Our deepest sympathies to Lisa and their amazing three sons.

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