STAT+: The pharmaceutical industry keeps losing Washington friends

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Pharma’s dwindling alliances

The pharmaceutical industry didn’t have many friends that stuck up for it when Democrats passed a historic drug pricing law in 2022. By the beginning of 2025, even many of the industry’s remaining allies will have left Congress, Rachel Cohrs Zhang reports.

Six of the industry’s closest friends on Capitol Hill that have served a collective 160 years in Congress have either already left or will likely leave this election cycle. Many have important positions on committees with jurisdiction over health care, and knowledge bases that will be difficult to replace

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