Tag Archives: PhRMA
By Ben Comer | Published: September 7, 2011
A trade group representing the largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) has proposed a way to trim $100 billion in government costs for prescription drugs over 10 years. To the pharmaceutical industry, that trim might look more like a beheading.
By Ben Comer | Published: August 16, 2011
Three of the twelve appointees to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka Super Committee) received over $300,000 in campaign contributions from pharmaceutical companies, according to Center for Responsive Politics data, and a MapLight analysis.
By Ben Comer | Published: August 3, 2011
Springtime optimism and the gentle steam of a perceived economic recovery in the US has all but dissipated, with the blanketing heat of deficit politics and a job situation that’s anything but august. In July, the US pharmaceutical industry shed 13,493 jobs, more than any other sector, according to an updated Challenger, Gray & Christmas [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: April 19, 2011
What exactly did that $80 billion deposit for health reform buy? Lots of industry CEOs traveled to the White House and shook hands with President Obama during the spring and summer of 2009, and while the specifics of those conversations haven’t been made public, the result was industry support of healthcare reform, and a pledge of [...]