Hunt calls out Big Pharma's dodgy lobbying

The Federal Minister for Health singled out Eli Lilly Australia

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has called out Australian pharmaceutical giants for using shifty lobbying tactics to dodge regulations to get medicines approved.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

"From time to time, there will be companies that seek to astroturf," Mr Hunt told parliament on Wednesday.

Astroturfing is when companies try to create the impression of grassroots support through shadowy