[Ip-health] Howard Dean -- for hire

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Thu Sep 1 11:33:23 PDT 2011


http://www.keionline.org/node/1217

Salon has an article today with this title: The seduction of Howard
Dean<http://www.salon.com/news/politics/howard_dean/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/09/01/howard_dean_paid_advocate>,
by Justin Elliot.

The Salon article details several of Howard Dean's advocacy efforts, for
clients of the lobbying firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. Mentioned in the Salon
article is Dean's work for drug companies, on issues such as the fight over
the number of years of regulatory test data protection for biologic drugs
(Dean wanted 16 years), as well as other apparently well heeled clients,
such as Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which Salon described as "an obscure and
controversial Iranian militant group that is aggressively lobbying the Obama
administration to remove it from the official list of terrorist
organizations," and a group lobbying to liberalize the rules for foreign
trained doctors to practice medicine in New York.

There have been several comments about the article on the Salon web site.
These are a few.

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