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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:05 PM
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When advocates become regulators (Bush record on appointees)
When advocates become regulators

President Bush has installed more than 100 top officials who were once lobbyists, attorneys or spokespeople for the industries they oversee.

By Anne C. Mulkern
Denver Post Staff Writer

Washington - In a New York City ballroom days before Christmas, a powerful Bush administration lawyer made an unprecedented offer to drug companies, one likely to protect their profits and potentially hurt consumers.

Daniel E. Troy, lead counsel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, extended the government's help in torpedoing certain lawsuits. Among Troy's targets: claims that medications caused devastating and unexpected side effects.

Pitch us lawsuits that we might get involved in, Troy told several hundred pharmaceutical attorneys, some of them old friends and acquaintances from his previous role representing major U.S. pharmaceutical firms.

Link: http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%7E11676%7E2...



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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:16 PM
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1. Thank you for posting that.
That is one of the biggest problems with this administration and one that is rarely spoken about or looked into. I think it's one that John Kerry should really rip into. People don't understand how totally we are being used and abused by these bastards.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:20 PM
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2. I Think So Too
And I don't believe it would be a bad idea to have Kerry appoint a team of forensic CPA's to examine the finances of these bastards after they leave office.
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