Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma

First off, it’s always possible that the memo will turn out to be fake. Anything is possible. However, it should come as absolutely no surprise that the government is in bed with Big Pharma. It should also come as absolutely no surprise that they both lie to the American public in order to further their own aims, not those of the American people. It should come as absolutely no surprise that government is cutting deals with regards to health care that benefit Big Pharma, not the American people. Even if the memo eventually turns out to be fake, you still can’t deny any of the above.

From The Huffington Post:

A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-ranging deal that both parties have been denying over the past week.

The memo, which according to a knowledgeable health care lobbyist was prepared by a person directly involved in the negotiations, lists exactly what the White House gave up, and what it got in return.

It says the White House agreed to oppose any congressional efforts to use the government’s leverage to bargain for lower drug prices or import drugs from Canada — and also agreed not to pursue Medicare rebates or shift some drugs from Medicare Part B to Medicare Part D, which would cost Big Pharma billions in reduced reimbursements.

Read the rest:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/13/internal-memo-confirms-bi_n_258285.html

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