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Big Pharma and Opioids

Hawley Hammers McKinsey, Blasts Company for its China Ties & Role in Opioid Epidemic

Today in a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on foreign influence in the United States, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called out McKinsey & Company for its litany of contracts with companies engaged with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

"If [McKinsey] is going to advise foreign nations who are hostile to us and make gobs of money off of them, why should you be getting U.S. government contracts?" Senator Hawley asked Bob Sternfels, Global Managing Partner of...

Hawley Introduces Bill to Keep Corporate America's Dollars Out of U.S. Politics

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Ending Corporate Influence on Elections Act to get corporate money out of American politics and dramatically cut back on publicly traded corporations' ability to influence elections. Senator Hawley’s bill will begin to undo the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC.

"For decades, Corporate America has funneled billions of dollars into elections in favor of politicians who favor their woke, social agendas—instead of American...

Hawley Puts Big Pharma on Notice, Unveils Two New Bills in Patients First Agenda to Cut Drug Costs

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) unveiled two new bills in his Patients First Agenda to Cut Drug Costs. In addition to Senator Hawley’s already-introduced Cap Insulin Prices Act, the agenda includes the Fair Prescription Drug Prices for Americans Act and the Ending the Prescription Drug Kickback Act of 2023

If enacted, his three-part agenda will together target the biggest abuses in the prescription drug market to reduce costs for patients.

“Our prescription drug market is rigged in...

NEW: Hawley Introduces Bill to Protect Families from Big Pharma, Cap Insulin Prices

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Cap Insulin Prices Act, new legislation to reduce the price of insulin and protect families from Big Pharma.

“Insulin was discovered more than a century ago, yet too many Americans who rely on it have difficulty paying for it,” said Senator Hawley. “The price of insulin is straining household budgets – at a time when inflation is already squeezing families – which can lead to rationing, and even the need for more expensive treatments down...

Hawley, Rubio & Colleagues Introduce Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 12 Republican Senate colleagues in introducing the Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act to combat the rise of fentanyl being trafficked across our southern border and into our communities.

The Illicit use of fentanyl is now the leading cause of death among Americans aged 18-45. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, drug dealers are increasingly targeting children and young people with fentanyl...

Senator Hawley Demands Answers from DEA on Rainbow Fentanyl Being Peddled to Children

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram calling for an urgent update on the steps being taken to counter new, so-called "rainbow fentanyl" designed to appeal to children. The DEA recently issued a warning on the deadly drug.

"Issuing a warning is a step in the right direction. But it is not enough. We should stop the flow of deadly drugs across from the southern border, seize all rainbow fentanyl contraband, and...

Hawley, Peters Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Advance DHS Efforts to Detect and Seize Illicit Drugs

Today U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Enhancing DHS Drug Seizures Act -- a bipartisan bill to ensure that the Department of the Homeland Security (DHS) is efficiently using existing resources and expanding available tools to stop the flow of deadly and illicit drugs like fentanyl into our nation. 

“Illicit drugs such as fentanyl are devastating communities and families across the country,...

Hawley Blasts McKinsey for Proposed Bounties on Opioid Overdoses

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to McKinsey & Company Global Managing Partner, Kevin Sneader, blasting the company for their proposal to ensure sales of Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin by paying pharmacies bounties for opioid overdoses. Senator Hawley says that McKinsey may have committed federal crimes as a co-conspirator of Purdue and by possibly destroying evidence relevant to potential government investigations.

Senator Hawley Asks White House and DEA for Additional Resources to Combat Springfield Overdose Crisis

"To help address the opioid crisis, the DEA has recently developed heroin-fentanyl enforcement teams… I am requesting that DEA deploy personnel and investigative resources from these heroin-fentanyl enforcement teams, or from other parts of the agency, to Missouri to investigate this spate of overdoses and deaths. The DEA’s help is especially needed to identify the origin and distribution operation of the drug."