Earlier on Thursday, Left's Citron Research called Express Scripts the "Philidor of the pharma industry," referring to the specialty pharmaceutical company and its alleged misconduct with Valeant Pharmaceuticals. In an interview published Wednesday, Trump told Time magazine that he wants to bring down drug prices and "doesn't like what has happened" with them.
Left explained all he was saying was, "Hey, Donald Trump, if you're worried about taking drug pricing all the way down and you want some low-hanging fruit, the easiest way to start is just look at Express Scripts. Very simple."
When @realdonaldtrump tells $ESRX " you're fired" heads will roll. The culprit behind pharmaceutical price gouging. Price Target $45
The president-elect threatened to cancel the order of a new Air Force One after learning the cost of Boeing's new 747 was more than $4 billion. After the incident with Boeing, Left said that one can only imagine what Trump would say if he learned how much Express Scripts was profiting off of its deals.
Express Scripts told CNBC that without having specific knowledge of the report, it can only discuss in general terms. It said Express Scripts is a market force that puts medicine within reach by driving down cost of care and improving health outcomes.