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Why Trump’s Meetings With CEOs Seeking Mergers Trouble Observers

By meeting with the CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer, which are seeking to merge, as well as the head of AT&T, which is trying to merge with Time Warner, Trump has violated decades of White House practice by injecting himself directly into mergers awaiting Justice Department review.

Pain Foundation Shuts Down As Senators Investigate Prescription Narcotics

As the U.S. Senate Finance Committee launched an investigation into makers of narcotic painkillers and groups that champion them, a leading pain advocacy organization said it was dissolving “due to irreparable economic circumstances.” The group received 90 percent of its $5 million in funding in 2010 from the drug and medical-device industry.

Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug Makers

From the time they arrived to the moment they laid their heads on hotel pillows, the thousands of cardiologists attending this week’s Heart Rhythm Society conference in San Francisco have been bombarded with pitches for drugs and medical devices. Who arranged this commercial barrage? The society itself, which sold access to its members and their purchasing power.