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 "Montana":

"… uller and Alexandra Duszak contributed to this report. …"

"… ate Sen. Jason Priest, a board member and former executive director of the Montana Growth Network, which produced radio advertisements and mailings during th …"

"… ufacturers of America (PhRMA) gave $500,000 to a nonprofit group called “Montana Growth,” as the Center for Public Integrity reported this week.Records a …"

"… ted this week.Records appeared to indicate the funding went to the only “Montana Growth” that reported any spending to Montana’s Commissioner of Politi …"

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 "GlaxoSmithKline":

"… is a partner at a lobbying firm whose clients include PhRMA and drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline, though both Hatches have maintained that Scott does not lobby his father …"

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 "New York City":

"… nst Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) that linked him with the proposed mosque in New York City near Ground Zero, as iWatch News previously reported. The New York Times c …"

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 "Merck":

"… ong them two top-selling anti-cholesterol drugs, Pfizer's Lipitor and Merck's Zocor, and Sanofi-Aventis's popular sleep inducer Ambien.Last year, some …"

Spending on lobbying thrives

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Merck":

"… 2 million — bringing its total to more than $62 million since 1998. Merck spent about $48 million and Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers and GlaxoSm …"

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 "Senate":

"… s then-Sen. John Breaux of Louisiana. During his nearly two decades in the Senate, Breaux developed a reputation as a Democratic emissary who could broker d …"

"… visive of issues.At around the same time Breaux was working with House and Senate negotiators to draft the final bill, Pfizer flew him to New York for a one …"

"… rding to her 2005 financial disclosure statement, also filed on May 15.The Senate and House ethics manuals state that having personal assets or holdings, su …"

"… 's office did not return repeated calls for comment.Although the House and Senate ethics manuals state that having stock holdings in industries that have pe …"

Surrogates for their agenda

By Alexander Cohen

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kevin Boettcher":

"… gistered lobbyist with the Senate Office of Public Records.Victoria Kreha, Kevin Boettcher and Emily McNeill contributed to this report. …"

Exporting prices

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kevin Boettcher":

"… "The USTR appears to be accomplishing that mission.Additional reporting by Kevin Boettcher, Alexander Cohen, Victoria Kreha and Emily McNeill. …"

Prescription for power

By M. Asif Ismail

Drug makers' lobbying army ensures their legislative dominance

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pharmaceutical Research":

"… rnment insidersLeading the industry's lobbying efforts was the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the 10th* largest lobbying organization in t …"

PhRMA's envoys

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard H. Carmona":

"… arguments. In its report last December, the panel, led by Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, concluded that a federally sanctioned importation program would be too co …"