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 "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… D. Bennett, senior vice president of communications and public affairs at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), wrote within hours of the speech: “The President’s proposal …"

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 "UPS":

"… ipient of the drug lobby’s donation, lists its address as a mailbox in a UPS store in Washington, D.C.The Center was able to track down the recipient o …"

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 "attorney":

"… ssoula public defender Ed Sheehy for an open seat on the high court, after attorney Elizabeth Best was knocked out during a contentious primary. McKinnon was …"

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 "Internal Revenue Service":

"… ing the 2010 election, an iWatch News analysis of documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service reveals.The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, better k …"

"… Election Commission decision.They do file annual returns, however, to the Internal Revenue Service. The 990 filing covering calendar year 2010 for PhRMA, which is organized …"

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 "GlaxoSmithKline":

"… ded Roche Holding AG ($9 million), Sanofi-Aventis($8.4 million), GlaxoSmithKline ($8.2 million), Johnson & Johnson Inc. ($7.7 million) and the tra …"

Spending on lobbying thrives

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "pharmaceuticals":

"… his report was provided by the Nathan Cummings Foundation. …"

"… PhRMA lobbyist.The Center's latest study showed that the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other health products have spent at least $855 millio …"

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 "Vice President":

"… portant work our industry does to help improve patient care," PhRMA Senior Vice President Ken Johnson told the Center in an e-mailed statement.The Center provided P …"

Surrogates for their agenda

By Alexander Cohen

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "physician":

"… ke this one will help more people seek treatment from a urologist or other physician."Bruckman's praise—cheerfully quoted by Alza in a 1999 press release tou …"

Exporting prices

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. government":

"… ottom line. In response, the pharmaceutical industry has been lobbying the U.S. government to lobby on its behalf.In addition to PhRMA, the Biotechnology Indust …"

Prescription for power

By M. Asif Ismail

Drug makers' lobbying army ensures their legislative dominance

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… at includes Sens. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), Birch Bayh (D-Ind.), Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas), Dennis Deconcini (D-Ariz.), Steve Symms (R-Idaho), Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark …"

PhRMA's envoys

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "UPS":

"… sor, James Blanchard, a former Michigan governor, subsequently lobbied for UPS, Kellogg and Kmart.   UPDATE After terminating his lo …"