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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Drugs. Money. And Lies.

posted by on January 24 at 15:09 PM

As she did last year, Senator Cheryl “Drug Money” Pflug (R-5, Maple Valley) spoke out against a bill that would require drug companies to disclose gifts to health-care providers.

Despite her advocacy for the drug companies—she argued incorrectly that the bill held drug companies and health-care providers to a different standard than legislators, who she absurdly claimed don’t have to disclose gifts—the bill passed out of the health care committee today, 5-4.

The bill died in the senate rules committee last year.

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The name Pflug kinda says it all, doesn't it?

Posted by monkey | January 24, 2008 3:50 PM

"she absurdly claimed don’t have to disclose gifts"

Hahahaha woops!

Posted by w7ngman | January 24, 2008 4:03 PM

Why won't leadership let it out of rules?

Posted by ahava | January 24, 2008 4:45 PM

monkey@1: Huh? "Pflug" means "Plow" in my second language. Are you saying you are hankering to plow this fine public servant? Try Lovelab, or Lustlab. They need your money.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | January 25, 2008 12:09 AM

Unlike the claim in the previous post, the bill exempts the first $100 every year of drugmaker tchotchkes like pens, mugs, and pads of paper. Which makes it entirely reasonable, in my opinion; advertising giveaways shouldn't be able to sway anyone smart enough to get a college degree.

Posted by advertising specialities | January 25, 2008 7:42 AM

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