STAT Plus: What the Democrats stated about ‘large pharma’ — and why it issues

WASHINGTON — Virtually the primary phrases spoken on the first Democratic major debate on Wednesday zeroed in on drug firms, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) fingered biopharma as a chief instance of company extra and a wrongdoer for an financial system skewed in favor of the rich.

Democrats rushed to echo Warren’s remarks, sharply criticizing “Huge Pharma” for its lobbying presence in Washington, for prime drug costs, and for furthering the opioid disaster. All instructed, 9 of the 20 candidates labored drug trade jabs into their remarks.

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