Mark Shields: The business lobby's campaign against McCain
- CNN - "After pharmaceutical companies had put more than $30 million
into congressional campaigns to elect their friends, the drug chiefs want and
expect a friendly Republican-run Congress to kill any profit-threatening price
controls on prescription drugs or any liberal scheme to allow citizens to buy
cheaper, generic versions of expensive brand-name medicines...The Republican
House promptly showed its gratitude by secretly inserting provisions in the
anti-terrorism Homeland Security Bill to allow Eli Lilly to escape liability for
any childhood autism linked to its smallpox vaccine and to allow American
companies that move their legal address offshore just to avoid paying U.S. taxes
to win federal contracts paid for by American taxpayers."
- To go to Senator John McCain's Straight Talk America,
click here. (November 27, 2002)
"Good Doctor" Frist
Doesn't Care About Women's Health - N.O.W. - "Case
in point: While the homeland-security bill was being drawn up at the end of the
session in 2002, someone in the Senate inserted a two-paragraph provision that
would shield pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly from lawsuits brought by parents
convinced that a preservative used in the company's vaccines caused autism in
their children. Frist never owned up to adding the provision, but it was nearly
identical to one he had authored earlier in the session." (Spring
2003) - 11/10/03
- Improved Vaccine Affordability and Availability Act - To amend the
Public Health Service Act to improve immunization rates by increasing the
distribution of vaccines and improving and clarifying the vaccine injury
compensation program, and for other purposes. - introduced by Senator Frist and
referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- posted 4/26/03 in 4/8/03
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