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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