How Christie’s influence on opioid panel landed him an $800K consulting contract


 

(From Politico)

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a lucrative consulting contract with a pharmaceutical company less than a year after President Donald Trump’s bipartisan commission on opioids and addiction, which Christie chaired, recommended policy changes the drugmaker sought.

Pacira BioSciences paid Christie $800,000, plus stock options, in 2018 and 2019 as it lobbied for new Medicare rates to boost the financial prospects of its flagship product, a non-opioid painkiller used in surgeries, according to a POLITICO review of the New Jersey company’s regulatory filings.

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Reprinted from: https://www.ac2news.com/2019/09/how-christies-influence-on-opioid-panel-landed-him-an-800k-consulting-contract/

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