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Obama Gives Powerful Drug Lobby a Seat at Healthcare Table

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Barack Obama once lambasted drug companies and the influence they wield in Washington. The drug industry's chief lobbyist is former Republican Louisiana Congressman Billy Tauzin, who fought to prevent Medicare from negotiating for lower drug prices.

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mary f (202)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 4:04 am
noted thanks tom

stephanie v (85)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 10:56 am
Other things haven't changed, including the industry's unrivaled investment in lobbying.

In just the last four months, the industry has spent $68 million on lobbying in Washington, assuring its continued standing atop the nation's lobbyist spending list.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a champion of importing drugs from Canada and reducing the cost of pharmaceuticals, professes continued suspicion of the industry, including its deals with the White House.

"The drug companies form the most powerful lobby in Washington," he said. "They never lose."

The more things change...the more they stay they same. Thanks Tom.

Mandi T (375)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 11:50 am
Thanks Tom

Nancy L (141)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 1:28 pm
told you so, told you so, TOLD YOU can not trust any of them.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 1:44 pm
No! what was he thinking?

Morgan Griffith (225)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 3:51 pm
Oh just stinking great GRRRRRRRRR

serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 4:03 pm
Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith” –Margaret Shepherd

sue M (184)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 4:21 pm
Now that's change for ya! Well done Obama you've just shown your true colors.

SUSAN T (14)
Friday August 7, 2009, 6:33 pm
Do you think, maybe, they will be responsible and realize the damage they have been doing and are doing?

Acean Ramirez (2)
Friday August 7, 2009, 6:35 pm
I don't believe this is necessarily bad. I'll equate this to his inviting several hate-mongers to the inauguration. He's still trying to be as non-partisan & fair as possible. You cannot solve a situation thoroughly without looking at all sides of it.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 10:33 pm
Thanks Tom

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday August 27, 2009, 9:37 am
McCain jokes about taking hundreds of thousands from healthcare lobby

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 8:02 am

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