Painkillers, Profits and Politics

In a blog on Open Secrets, Monica Vendituoli reports that two lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health (Chairman, Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA.) and Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), the subcommittee’s vice chairman) appear to be favorites of the companies that produce some of the most popular painkillers, drugs that are increasingly associated with overdose deaths.