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  •  McConnell et al (4+ / 0-)
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    eeff, bontemps2012, JeffW, CA wildwoman
    Amgen has deep financial and political ties to lawmakers like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, and Senators Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, and Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, who hold heavy sway over Medicare payment policy as the leaders of the Finance Committee.
    Big Senate Gift to Drug Maker

    Lawmakers inserted a paragraph into the “fiscal cliff” bill that did not mention the company by name but strongly favored one of its drugs.

    The language buried in Section 632 of the law delays a set of Medicare price restraints on a class of drugs that includes Sensipar, a lucrative Amgen pill used by kidney dialysis patients.

    Goldman Sachs's CEO got a 75 % raise this year. Lloyd Blankfein made $21 million last year, a $2 million salary and a $19 million bonus, that includes $5.6 million in cash.

    by anyname on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:51:35 AM PST

    •  And they sell out for $1 for every $10,000 (1+ / 0-)
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      they hand over.

      Cheap whxres.

      Nice looking street corner, though, the Capitol Building.

      "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

      by bontemps2012 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:23:04 AM PST

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