A big pharma CEO said he was ‘completely blindsided’ by his company’s deal with Trump’s former lawyer
|11/29/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan said on Thursday he was “completely blindsided” when the drug company was thrown into the political spotlight.
- Novartis came under scrutiny in May after it was revealed that it had signed a $1.2 million yearlong contract with Cohen’s consulting firm in February 2017.
- Speaking at the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York, Narasimhan said that he wasn’t “mentally prepared” for the blowback after only three months on the job.
In May, Novartis made national headlines, but not because of anything related to the drugs the pharma giant produces.