• STAT+: Pharmalittle: Wholesalers near deal over opioid litigation; pharma gives $67,400 to Peters for trying to torpedo drug pricing bill

    2 monthes ago - By STAT

    Rise and shine, everyone, another busy day is on the way. We can tell because our short person has left the campus grounds for gainful employment (which involves keeping after very, very short people) and the official mascot is hunting for bunnies. As for us, we are engaging in our usual ritual of brewing cups of stimulation (and we are encouraged by a study indicating we may not be at a heightened risk of developing cardiac arrhythmias). So, time to get cracking. Here are a few tidbits to brighten your journey, which we hope will be productive and inspiring. Have a great day and do remain...
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  • STAT+: Pharma CEOs, lobbyists showered Democrat with cash after his attempt to torpedo Pelosi's drug pricing bill

    2 monthes ago - By STAT

    WASHINGTON - The very next day after Rep. Scott Peters attempted to torpedo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's signature drug pricing bill by gathering a cadre of moderates to challenge the measure, pharmaceutical industry executives and lobbyists flooded his campaign with cash, according to campaign finance disclosures.
    Peters, a California Democrat, made waves in early May when he co-led a letter with nine other moderate Democrats taking a stand against the part of Pelosi's painstakingly crafted drug pricing bill that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices - especially because Peters...
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