Pharma backs Barack with money, votes

The Democratic Party may not have its nominee yet, but pharma apparently does. At a mock election this week at the DTC National Conference, Barack Obama trounced Hillary Clinton with 59 percent of the vote to her 40 percent. Pitted against presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, Obama won with a 53 percent majority.

Meanwhile, more drugmakers are putting their money behind Obama. As of March 31, he's captured $636,327 in contributions from pharma and health products companies. Clinton is running in second place with $567,581. McCain brings up the rear with just $172,750.

- read the release on Obama
- see the item at Pharmalot