April 13, 2005

Who do they think they're kidding?

Here's why you should pay attention to the background of the "independent" consulting firm that issues studies. Giulani Partners, working on a contract from Big Pharma, concludes that drug reimportation would be a bad thing. Well, gosh, what a surprise. Republican Rudy Giulani's company, working for the trade association which contributed huge sums to the Republican party last year, comes up with a study that reinforces the association's lobbying position. I'm shocked.

This comes in the same issue of the Kaiser newsletter which points to a study which indicates that wholesale prices for brand-name drugs rose 7.1% (3 times inflation) between 2003 and 2004. Who produces those brand-name drugs? Why, Big Pharma, of course! And Big Pharma immediately issues its own counterstudy! Ain't we got fun?

Posted by Linkmeister at April 13, 2005 12:01 AM