Feb. 9, 2018 – A Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group funded by ­pharmaceutical interests is spending big money to drum up a secretive ­citizen letter-­writing campaign in Oregon to help kill a drug pricing transparency bill in the Legislature.  The group, Caregiver Voices United, has enlisted a firm in Virginia to call ­Oregonians around the state to ask them whether they’re interested in sending a letter to 13 targeted lawmakers, a mix of swing-seat Democrats and moderate ­Republicans, during the ongoing session. But internal documents reviewed by The Register-Guard show the pharmaceutical industry’s involvement was ­intended to be kept secret, both from Oregonians enlisted to sign the prewritten letters and legislators who would receive them.
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