Institute for Public Accuracy
White House Deals With PhRMA
14 August 2009
Billy Tauzin “is chief of PhRMA, the biggest pharmaceutical trade group. In the 2008 campaign, Obama ran a television ad pillorying Tauzin for his role in preventing Medicare from negotiating for lower drug prices. Last week the Los Angeles Times reported — and the New York Times confirmed — that Tauzin, an active player in White House health care negotiations, had secured a behind-closed-doors flip-flop, enlisting the administration to push for continued protection of drug prices.” — Frank Rich, The New York Times, 8/9/09
See the Obama campaign ad denouncing Tauzin here.