Despite Presidential Veto, Medicare Improvements Act becomes law

The United States Senate and House of Representatives have overridden a Presidential veto to improve Medicare for seniors, soldiers and low-income Americans.

All the details are here — but it is time for pharma to get out in front of this, and “stop sticking its collective head in the sand. . . .”

Just for the record, that italicized pull-quote, immediately above, was offered the other day by Billy Tauzin [yes, that Billy Tauzin], the President of the most influential U.S. pharmaceutical trade group — PhRMA. Gee, now where have I previously quoted language like that, before? Oh. Yes. Right. Quite-so. The Chairman of the Fed.

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