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Trump Poised to Give Big Pharma a Big Present in India Trade Deal

Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements.

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Meet the Oligarchs Funding Campaign to Kill Anti-Poverty Programs

Top funders behind a campaign against food stamps and Medicaid include some well-known rightwing political megadonors.

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DSCC Raked In Cash From Health Care and Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Before Endorsing Hickenlooper

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is intervening in Colorado’s crowded Senate primary to boost a candidate who opposes Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

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After Taking $1 Million from Big Pharma, Hoyer Says Marijuana is a Gateway Drug

Hoyer’s belief that marijuana “leads to the use of harder, very harmful drugs” has been thoroughly debunked.

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The Dialysis Duopoly Spends Big to Protect Profits in California

A scam to get patients to switch from Medicare to private insurance for dialysis care is being threatened by a bill in the Golden State. DaVita and Fresenius, the dialysis giants, have placed enormous funds into opposing it.

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As it Cultivates a Socially Responsible Image, Juul Sends Lobbyist to ALEC’s Annual Meeting

Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in ALEC it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.

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Health Industry Lawyers and Lobbyists Seem to Really Like Michael Bennet

As the Colorado senator attacks Medicare for All on the campaign trail, health industry lawyers and lobbyists are writing him checks.

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Delaney Super PAC’s Biggest Donor is Wife of Former Health Care CEO

The $50,000 donation is one of many ways individuals tied to the health care industry are supporting the anti-Medicare for All candidate.

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Bernie Sanders Challenges Joe Biden to Stop Taking Money from Pharma and Health Insurance Executives

Biden, who opposes Medicare for All, got large donations from at least 15 top executives of pharmaceutical and health insurance companies from April through June.