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How the Pharmaceutical Lobby Runs Congress

October 13, 2004

(archived broadcast )
Guest: Taylor Lincoln, senior investigative researcher for Public Citizen

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  • Igot Themunchies January 20, 2007 10:39 am

    If the big pharmaceutical companies thought they could make money off of medicinal marijuana–do you think they could pressure the Republicans to legalize prescription use of the herb nationally?

  • Leo January 19, 2007 8:30 pm

    The pharmaceutical companies every year increase sales volumes who it supervises? WBR LeoP

  • 464 October 14, 2004 9:13 am

    Oh Dave G., I thought I was a skeptic(I won’t stand in line to piss on any politician’s grave)–but the clouds of conspiracy that envelope your awareness are thick indeed–how do you find it within your power to pledge allegiance to anything?

  • Skip October 13, 2004 5:07 pm

    Again, I’ll have to wait until tonight to hear the show.
    Don’t expect these drug companies to give up their addiction to “ENRONing” us anytime soon, short of a civil war. I don’t know how flawed Hillary Clinton’s universal health care effort was. But I do know the drug companies unleashed a very intensive PR industry blitzkrieg in response. Obviously there were a lot of deep pockets to be protected.
    I had some dental work done recently and the dentist prescribed some special mouthwash. It was twice as expensive to buy it at Walgreens as it was to buy it from the dentist, who bought it in bulk quantities. Just imagine the savings if Medicare purchased in very large quantities.

  • James October 13, 2004 3:36 pm

    Here is a little on your sponsor Mark. 🙂
    “Pfizer is also helping sponsor a “night of comedy, music and fun” in honor of Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, a member of the Senate Health Committee. Pfizer has a major research facility in Connecticut.
    Pfizer’s chief executive, Hank McKinnell, raised at least $200,000 for Bush’s re-election campaign, and the company is on the host committee for the GOP’s upcoming presidential convention in New York.”