Lobbyist Julia Pitcher Worcester to Take PhRMA Gig

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America – better known as PhRMA – has tapped Annapolis contract lobbyist Julia Pitcher Worcester to be its director of state policy and advocacy in Maryland. It’s a new position – and an acknowledgement by the giant lobbying group that Maryland is increasingly becoming a hotbed for legislation impacting the prescription drug industry. Worcester and her father, J. William Pitcher, have already worked for PhRMA as contract lobbyists – one of a dozen lobbyists that the organization used during this year’s General Assembly session, according to Maryland State Ethics Commission filings. (Md. Matters)

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