Pharma pledges support for healthcare reform efforts, but warns against price controls

AP/Yahoo News, January 15, 2009

After years of disagreement with Democrats, the pharmaceutical industry's top lobbyist said he is ready to work with the party as it assumes power to expand healthcare coverage. The remarks by Billy Tauzin, head of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, appeared to signal that the industry plans to defend its interests amid what's likely to be the strongest push for health reform yet. But even as Tauzin pledged to work with labor unions and other left-leaning groups, he continued to warn against federal controls on drug prices, particularly in the Medicare drug benefit.


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