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Follow the Money (Drug Lobby) #950908

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Sharyl Attkisson) The lobbyists of the pharmaceutical industry who are trying to influence laws on health care reform featured; details given about the 2003 windfall from Medicare Part B & the roles of then-Representative Billy Tauzin & Senators John Breaux & Don Nickles who later became drug lobbyists. [ProPublica Olga PIERCE†- comments on the mass exodus of members of Congress to pharmaceutical companies.] Examples cited of Congressional staffers going into a revolving door with the drug industry & how the ethics rules are evaded cited. [In 2007, on "60 Minutes" TAUZIN - defends becoming a drug lobbyist.]

Couric, Katie;
Attkisson, Sharyl

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