WASHINGTON'S OTHER WAR

Behind closed doors, a top-level planning group is meeting in Washington, assessing the harsh realities of the war's changed landscape, and drafting a new battle plan.

Behind closed doors, a top-level planning group is meeting in Washington, assessing the harsh realities of the war’s changed landscape, and drafting a new battle plan.

This is not the Iraq War Strategy Group – it’s the top honchos of Merck, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and other drug giants, readying themselves for war against the new Democratic congress. In particular, the kingpins of the drug industry are going all out to kill a Democratic proposal to stop price-gouging by the corporations. The proposal would let Medicare use its consumer power to negotiate lower

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