October 19, 2015 / 12:51 PM / 2 years ago

Valeant CEO sees new drug pricing environment ahead

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NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc CEO J. Michael Pearson said on Monday that outside pressures are creating a new pricing environment for all pharmaceutical companies and that Valeant expects to keep increases to 10 percent or less next year.

During a conference call with investors in which he defended the company's drug pricing strategy, Pearson said that Valeant has begun during the past two years to increase sales volumes as a percentage of growth compared with price increases.

Reporting by Caroline Humer

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