OPINION: drug firms say no to rebates, despite billions in new revenue from Part D

By Wendell Potter

Part D brought drug companies billions, but they say the sky is falling

Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare Part D":

"… also eligible for Medicaid because of their low incomes.  Before the Medicare Part D drug program was created in 2006, the pharmaceutical industry paid rebates …"

"… s." And this: “The President has again proposed to upend the successful Medicare Part D prescription drug program by imposing government price controls on it.” …"

Drug lobby donation went to pro-Democratic nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Half-million-dollar donation from PhRMA went to little-known group that backed Harry Reid.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… exchanges, the expansion of Medicaid and things that I don’t like.”The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) gave $500,000 to a nonprofit group called “Montana Growth,” as …"

Drug lobby gave $750,000 to pro-Hatch nonprofit in Utah's U.S. Senate race

By Michael Beckel

IRS records show drug lobby helped Utah senator, others.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Henry Waxman":

"… Finance Committee. As far back as 1984, he authored legislation with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., that helped allow generic drugs to flourish but also gave brand …"

Drug lobby gave $9.4 million to nonprofits that spent big on 2010 election

By Michael Beckel

Pharmaceutical lobby gave $9.4 million to five different politically active nonprofits in 2010

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… analysis of documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service reveals.The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, better known as PhRMA, doled out $9.4 million to 501(c)(4) “social welf …"

A record year for the pharmaceutical lobby in '07

By M. Asif Ismail

Washington's largest lobby racks up another banner year on Capitol Hill

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… percent of the total was spent by 40 companies and three trade groups: the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and the Advanced Me …"

Spending on lobbying thrives

By M. Asif Ismail

Drug and health products industries invest $182 million to influence legislation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… lth Network, a women's health advocacy group.The drug industry trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) spent more than $18 million on lobbying last year, more than any s …"

Drug makers' dime funds Congressional travel

By Robert Brodsky

Pharmaceutical companies, affiliated trade groups spent more than $600,000 on trips

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Breaux":

"… t reliable allies of the pharmaceutical industry in Congress was then-Sen. John Breaux of Louisiana. During his nearly two decades in the Senate, Breaux develope …"

Surrogates for their agenda

By Alexander Cohen

How the drug industry uses non-profits to push its interests

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… ublic opinion and government policies.According to its annual reports, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America—the main lobbying organization for the industry—organized "more than 8 …"

Exporting prices

By M. Asif Ismail

Drug makers' trade group makes the industry's priorities U.S. trade policy

Excerpts from this story referencing "industry trade":

"… n addition to PhRMA, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, another industry trade group representing biomedicine firms, reported lobbying USTR on 35 separat …"

Prescription for power

By M. Asif Ismail

Drug makers' lobbying army ensures their legislative dominance

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… rnment insidersLeading the industry's lobbying efforts was the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the 10th* largest lobbying organization in the country. PhRMA alone spent …"

PhRMA's envoys

By M. Asif Ismail

Former ambassador lobbies Canadians on drug imports to U.S.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… e been quietly lobbying that country's various government agencies for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the powerful industry trade group, since December 2002, Canadian lob …"

"… or comments, Ambassador Giffin registered again to lobby for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on January 18, the day this report was published.This is the first report …"