The Presidential Transition Teams: A Reunion of “Pfizer Pfriends”?
When Hillary Clinton’s transition team was announced last week, much of the coverage focused (appropriately) on the health care experience of one co-chair, Neera Tanden. But another co-chair, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, also has an interesting history with the largest US pharma company – and, indirectly, with a member of Donald Trump’s transition team.
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The latest flurry of Executive Order activity on drug pricing reinforces the message that the President wants to own the headlines for being tough on the drug industry as Election Day looms. Looking for substance beyond that goal is a fool’s errand – but the headlines could still have significant consequences no matter who wins in November.