Democracy Now!: Biotech Lobbyists Write Statements for Dozens of Lawmakers

In healthcare news, the New York Times has revealed that biotech lobbyists recently ghostwrote statements by dozens of lawmakers that were submitted into the Congressional Record. The lobbyists were employed by Genentech, a subsidiary of the Swiss drug giant Roche. Genentech estimates that forty-two House members picked up some of its talking points—twenty-two Republicans and twenty Democrats.

~ by wheresthemic on November 17, 2009.

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