#GAReads | Sen. Patty Murray calls out BIO, PhRMA on gender diversity efforts
In the aftermath of another industry party that objectified women, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent letters to BIO and PhRMA about their efforts to combat workplace harassment at their member companies.
The letters come just weeks after an unofficial party—the Party at BIO Not Associated with BIO, known as PABNAB—included topless dancers with company logos painted onto their bodies as entertainment. BIO President James Greenwood and BIO Board Chairman John Maraganore denounced the party, saying that if the party's sponsors repeated the offense, they would be ejected from the trade group.
Murray was not buying it.