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the Medicare Drug War-- Drug Companies and HMOs Led an Army of Nearly 1,000 Lobbyists
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[Opinion]
July 22, 2004
Excerpt: To help push through Medicare prescription drug legislation that will safeguard their bottom lines at the expense of America's taxpayers, the pharmaceutical industry, HMOs and related interests spent nearly $141 million on Washington lobbying in 2003. Drug companies, HMOs, their trade associations and industry-funded advocacy groups deployed at least 952 lobbyists to do their bidding on Capitol Hill and at the White House.

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