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Warren slams cures bill as handout to 'Big Pharma

11.29.2016 -

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has delivered a ferocious attack on congressional Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a medical research bill, putting fellow Democrats on the spot by pushing them to oppose a measure she said "is corrupt, and it is very, very dangerous." As Congress began the final stretch of its post-election session, Warren said the 996-page measure — a top priority for GOP leaders and backed by the biomedical industry — was riddled with provisions that she called "a bunch of special giveaways" to big pharmaceutical companies.

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/307767-warren-slams-cures-bill-as-handout-to-big-pharma?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=38366523&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--_cUDShWBgmJr-gTvmy7y2BCKKJE0oRbmbQkAHmPE8