Clinton outpaces rivals in drug company donations

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton departs discussion on national security during campaign stop at Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, VirginiaBy Ginger Gibson and Grant Smith WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has taken more money from employees of America’s 15 biggest pharmaceuticals companies than all of the Republicans who attempted a run for the White House this year combined, according to campaign finance disclosures. The donations, which were nearly double those accepted by Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, came even as the former senator and secretary of state vowed to curb price gouging in the industry if elected. Clinton’s campaign took nearly $240,000 from employees of the industry between its launch and the end of April, compared with just under $168,000 for all of the Republicans together, including around $1,700 for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to the filings.

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