Released to the Press
September 25, 2013
New Report Analyzes Interest Group Influence in Blocking Proposed Cost Saving Measures in Medicare
Report Finds Influence of Pharmaceutical Industry as Major Impasse to Common Sense Budget Fixes
Congress has failed to act on a commonsense, good-government approach to controlling health care costs. The significant resources the pharmaceutical industry has put toward influence and access has rendered Congress unable to act in the public interest.
Bad Medicine: Pharmaceuticals’ Prescription for Profits Over People, released by the Alliance for a Just Society details the overwhelming influence of Big PhRMA on congressional outcomes and finds that the imbalance created by industry spending harms both the interest of the American people and our democratic process.