Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Is Kline Compromising Your Health?

Over at DFLers is an article regarding pharmaceutical companies not giving you or your doctor the results of clinical trials. Several DFL legislators are working to pass a law requiring drug companies to do just that.

It got me to thinking about John Kline. Just how much money has Kline accepted from the pharmaceutical industry? Wonder why we have to enact state legislation to protect us instead of federal? Could it be John Kline feels indebted to these special interest PACs as they bankroll his campaign and so he does their bidding at the federal level and not Minnesotans?

Kline took over $15,000.00+ in PAC money from medical/drug related groups last year alone. This year Kline is on track to take in even more money from drug companies, medical insurers and the pharmaceutical industry . Makes you wonder why? Would it have something to do with his vote record regarding health issues? Is it any surprise that APHA has rated Kline a ZERO (0%) on supporting health issues?

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. APHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society, and professional education in public health.

1 comment:

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