Pharma’s latest political stance

Which presidential candidate, if elected, would be a better supporter of the pharmaceutical industry? There's no telling, but the money for now is with Obama over McCain, says a recent Bloomberg report. (Apologies that it's a few weeks old, but it's worth recycling.) Neither candidate is exactly on the industry's good list, but Obama is at least drawing more pharma donations of late, in part because of McCain's touting the fact that he has a history of taking on special interests such as tobacco and pharma. Who'll get the pharma vote? In Pharma Marketing Blog's unofficial running poll, Obama outpaces McCain by nearly 2 to 1. No word yet on how pharma perceives the Biden-Palin matchup. --PWT