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The Boston Globe reports that federal investigators have joined the investigation into CVS Corp. and payments it reportedly made to a pair of Rhode Island legislators who blocked the passage of a law that the company opposed.

The legislation would have eliminated what the Globe termed lifted as CVS's "near-monopoly over prescription medications covered by insurance."

CVS already has conceded that it made "errors in judgment" and that it is changing its policies to ban paid consulting agreements with elected officials.
KC's View:
Somehow, the notion that any company could have a paid consulting agreement with an elected official is rather quaint.