1. Pharma running for the Hillz (who’s running after pharma)

According to the NY Times, in spite of positions that might be contrary to the interests of pharma, Hillary Clinton has captured more financial love from employees of the industry than any of her opponents, Republican and Democrat alike.  Why might this be?  Well, pharma has large employee populations in traditionally blue states (NY, NJ, CA, MA).  Also, her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, has positioned himself as even less friendly to pharma and other big business so there’s that, too.  And The Donald has largely self-funded his campaign to this point.  Here’s the real take-away…pharma employee contributions amount to $240,000 out of a total of $190m in individual contributions.  The headline should probably read, “Pharma employees decide to keep their money.”

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