Tort reform no laughing matter .
Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industry has succeeded, after years of advertising and lobbying, in convincing the American public that lawyers are to blame. Thus it has achieved a coup de grace: It will now be a snap for the industry's cronies--the White House and Republican Congress--to enact more tort reform legislation. Lax oversight will continue as usual.
The result? An industry that can stuff its pockets even fuller and continue to lavish its generosity on lawmakers while Americans must scrimp to pay for outlandishly priced drugs that may be hazardous to their health.
While the Troubletown cartoon pokes fun at our setup, the underlying injustice in our system is no laughing matter.
Nancy J. Herin
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|Title Annotation:||Letters to the Editor|
|Author:||Herin, Nancy J.|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2005|
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