WASHINGTON — It does not seem to matter how angrily President Trump tweets, how pointedly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lobs a critique, or how shrewdly health secretary Alex Azar drafts a regulatory change.

The pharmaceutical industry is still winning in Washington.

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  • The idea that big scary PBMs are preventing weak little pharma companies from voluntarily lowering their drug prices is nothing more than a ripe cow pie, plain and simple. Regulations weakening PBMs will just streamline the year-over-year price hikes on meds and enable pharma to lay off some excess accounting staff.

    ““We’re getting killed!” one pharma lobbyist told STAT.”

    Oh yeah, your profits are falling soooooooooo much that you might only get a $10k bonus this Christmas. How terrrrrrible! Now excuse me while I go decant these crocodile tears into an EpiPen and mark it up 2,000% percent for Mylan.

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