April 27, 2016 / 10:32 PM / 2 years ago

BRIEF-Ackman to call Valeant board Thursday to discuss drug pricing

April 27 (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc

* Board member Bill Ackman says hopes to call board Thursday to discuss reducing prices of four drugs discussed at Senate hearing

* Valeant board member Ackman says “my recommendation will be to reduce the prices”

* Ackman says decision to reduce Valeant drug prices is a board call

* Ackman says regrets didn’t do more due diligence on pricing at Valeant

* Ackman tells Senate committee “a lot is going to change” at Valeant; pricing will be top of mind

* Ackman says first priority to make sure company doesn’t go bankrupt Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Bill Berkrot)

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