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Sen. Shaheen Proposes Legislation to End Tax Breaks for Drug Ads

Jan. 28, 2019
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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced a bill that would bar drugmakers from claiming tax deductions for direct-to-consumer drug advertisement expenses.

 “The American public shouldn't be subsidizing Big Pharma's ads, which is why my legislation would close this egregious loophole," Sen. Shaheen said in introducing the End Taxpayer Subsidies for Drug Ads Act.

The bill was introduced in the previous session by former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

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