It is estimated that there is approximately 60 billion dollars a year in tort expense for health care. I guess it is easier for the Chamber of Commerce and congress to go after individuals through tort reform rather then the industry itself because they have a lot of cash to give to politicians.

“When it comes to selling drugs to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the country, Omnicare has a prescription for success – a market share in excess of 70 percent and more than $6 billion in sales last year alone.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/03/cbsnews_investigates/main5514603.shtml
Nov. 3, 2009

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