On the campaign trail, Barack Obama vowed to take on the drug industry by allowing Americans to import cheaper prescription medicine. "We'll tell the pharmaceutical companies 'thanks, but no, thanks' for the overpriced drugs -- drugs that cost twice as much here as they do in Europe and Canada," he said back then.Howie P.S.: Ed Schultz is falling out of love with Obama. This morning he told his radio show listeners that he's glad he wasn't invited to the White House Holiday gathering because he would have spoiled the party.
Tuesday's final clout tally wasn't even close. The drug companies won with nine votes to spare.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Dana Milbank on Obama's cave to Big Pharma
Dana Milbank (WaPo):