Topic: campaign contributions
In the heat of the most ferocious battle over drug prices in years, pharmaceutical companies are showering U.S. senators with campaign cash.
The top 3 House Democrat leaders have collected over $2.3 million total in campaign contributions from drugmakers.
Comments from Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith have Pfizer rebuking the senator and asking for a refund in campaign contributions.
Right after President Donald Trump made a speech about campaign contributions driving up drug prices, drugmakers donated more.
Hillary Clinton is now taking a different tack against pharma. In a speech planned for Monday, Clinton will call out EpiPen maker Mylan as a “bad actor” for its huge price hikes, and propose new government measures to encourage competition and break monopoly access to markets.