Monday, August 28, 2006

big pharma dishes it out for the GOP

From the Cleveland Plain-Dealer (c/o TPM Muckraker):
The pharmaceutical industry quietly footed the bill for at least part of a recent multimillion-dollar ad campaign praising lawmakers, including Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio, who support the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, according to political officials.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce claims credit for the ads, although a spokesman refused repeatedly to say whether it had received any funds from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA.

I know Big Pharma went up to bat for Chocola with those prescription drug bill ads, and I remember that there's also a pro-Chocola ad out from the US Chamber of Commerce.

Does anyone remember what the USCoC ad was about, and could it be part of this same ad blitz?

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