Monday, January 26, 2015

Elizabeth Warren is standing up to Big Pharma and needs our help

Senator Warren is gearing up for another major fight, this time against Big Pharma
Hi there—In the coming days, Senator Warren is expected to introduce a bill that will stand up to pharmaceutical lobbyists and hold their companies accountable for their illegal acts. We need to show our senators that we support Senator Warren's bill and to call on them to sign on as co-sponsors. Can you sign my petition right now, so that we can send the Senate a clear message?—Mark

Dear MoveOn member,

Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking a stand against illegal acts that are being committed by major pharmaceutical companies, and she needs our help. Will you add your name to this petition to the United States Senate? It says:

We are calling on you, U.S. senators, to stand up to pharmaceutical industry lobbyists and cosponsor the Medical Innovation Act, which would fight back against the illegal practices of major pharmaceutical companies.

Senator Warren is poised to introduce the Medical Innovation Act, a bill that would essentially act as a swear jar: whenever a huge drug company that is generating enormous profits as a result of federal research investments gets caught breaking the law, it has to put some money in the jar to fund the next generation of medical research.

In previewing the bill, she explained that pharmaceutical companies deserve some of the credit for life-saving drugs, but the government deserves some too. The same drugs that generate billions of dollars in profit for these companies don't just come overnight. "Drug companies make great contributions, but so do taxpayers. In other words, we built those medical innovations together," as she put it.1

Will you sign this petition and tell the senators of the 114th Congress of the United States that we need them to cosponsor the Medical Innovation Act and to fight back against Big Pharma?

Yes, add my name to this petition!

Thanks for all you do.

–Mark, Brian, Corinne, Ben O., and the rest of the team


1. "Elizabeth Warren Has a New Target People Hate Almost As Much As Wall Street," Mother Jones, Jan. 23, 2015

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