What Do Clinton And Trump Think On Biotech Issues?

Published: Nov 02, 2016

Biotech companies are highly regulated, and much of the research these companies rely on is government-funded. So the biotech community has a natural interest in the policies of those who would be president.

Hillary Clinton made some pertinent remarks when she visited San Diego in 2014 to speak at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s annual convention. With the election almost upon us, it’s worth reviewing these comments.

(NOTE: I have not seen Donald Trump speak on biotech. But Trump’s own health care proposals are on his website, j.mp/trumphealthcare. Briefly, he wants to completely repeal Obamacare, allow sale of health insurance policies across state lines, and allow consumers to buy “imported, safe and dependable drugs from overseas,” to give consumers more options.

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