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Medicare drug planners now lobbyists, with billions at stake

Medicare drug planners now lobbyists, with billions at stake
October 21, 2009 --

Six years ago, a group of lawmakers and aides crafted Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for seniors that has produced billions of dollars of profits for pharmaceutical companies. Today, at least 25 of those key players are back, but this time they’re lobbyists, trying to persuade their former colleagues to protect the lucrative system during the health care reform negotiations.