April 6, 2020 / 8:05 PM / 2 months ago

Trump speaks with pharmaceutical, biotech CEOs about coronavirus therapies - spokeswoman

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with the heads of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to discuss developments in therapeutics to fight coronavirus, according to White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Trump hosted a call with “CEOs of pharmaceutical & bio-tech companies to discuss developments in therapeutics to fight the Coronavirus,” Grisham wrote on Twitter. “We are working hard to tear down barriers, cut red tape, & encourage cooperation across private industries & government.”

Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Sandra Maler

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