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  •  Return on Investment: PHARMA stands to make more (1+ / 0-)
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    If a public option passes and nearly all Americans are covered "losing" $80 billion via price cuts (spread out over 10 years?!) is peanuts compared to how much Big Pharma will rake in with 47 million "new" patients being prescribed medicine.

    Smart business investment on Tauzin's part.

    Weak negotiation on Obama's part.

    •  PhRMA Lost Nothing (0+ / 0-)

      In fact they are guaranteed PRICE INCREASES. Obama had better put out the contract that was signed with PhRMA showing how there is any way to make PhRMA keep their end of the bargain. What PhRMA is getting is the WH to block legislation now with some seemingly unenforceable promise from PhRMA not to raise prices too much in the future - even if it was enforceable, it seems like pork. Obama really should release the contract taht outlines all the details to this many billion dollar deal so that people can take a look at it.

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