Jan 12, 2017

Trump and Bernie's uphill Senate pharma battle

After president-elect Trump said yesterday that the pharmaceutical industry is "getting away with murder," Bernie Sanders agreed with him:

STAT's take: "It makes for good political theater, but for the drug industry, it puts forth a nightmare scenario in which pharma could become the villain that unites the populist factions of the left and right."

Yes, but: You still need enough members of Congress from the left and the right to pass something. Last night, Sanders won 12 Republicans on a drug pricing amendment, but he lost 13 Democrats, so it still failed.

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