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Novartis rejected overtures from President Trump to increase jobs in the U.S., citing work visa restrictions for foreign nationals as a reason, according to Swissinfo. “This makes the country a less attractive location for investment,” Novartis chief executive Joe Jimenez explained. “By contrast, Switzerland and Europe will become more attractive.” In the U.S., the company currently has more than 22,000 employees.

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  • Jimeniz is blowing smoke up Trump’s tail pipe. For every H1B visa foreign pharma worker there are qualified Americans standing in line. As my wife used to joke “it’s Swiss!”

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