WASHINGTON — Democrats demonized the pharmaceutical industry throughout the first primary debate of the 2020 presidential election, racing to prove their status as the candidate most willing to “take on pharma.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) castigated “giant drug companies” for their part in “rigging” the American economy in favor of corporate interests. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) said the drug industry “thinks they own Washington.” And Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas) blamed pharmaceutical executives for the opioid crisis — utilizing some of the strongest rhetoric either has employed, even criticizing OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma by name.

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  • Looks like the democrats are just as ignorant as the republicans when it comes to lowering drug
    prices. Maybe they’re afraid that they won’t get the campaign contributions from PCMA ?
    No one mentions the PBM’s in this puzzle of drug distribution in this country. I wonder if these
    democrats are aware of the fact that the Attorney Generals in 31 states are investigating the PBM’s
    and how they fleeced billions of dollars from these states Medicaid and Medicare part D programs.
    It’s a no brainer for the PBM’s, donate 10,20,30 million which is probably a deduction and steal
    a few billion !!!!!

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