Dr. Rachel Clinton of Ipswich, Massachusetts was recently denied reimbursement from Medicare for her use of Pfizer's Xytol to treat a patient's warts. According to Medicare's adjusters "Xytol in 3rd party studies is no better than using a placebo". Pfizer didn't agree and enlisted the support of three senators: Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) to support their position. After spending a week in Maui on a fact finding trip, the senators issued a statement: "We spent time watching the manufacture of Xytol, from collecting stump water under a full moon at midnight, to the very modern bottling operation. Pfizer has spent a lot of money in this great country of ours and they deserve to reap the rewards of all their investments regardless if it actually works. "
April's Fools Day! Of course these fine senators' would never insist that taxpayers pay for a treatment that was proven to be ineffective .