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 "White House":

"… xt generation of medicines.” So what is Bennett so worked up about? The White House said after the speech that the President intends to ask that drug makers h …"

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 "public relations":

"… irectors are Jessica Bradley and Carrie Schuyler of the Democratic-aligned public relations firm Hilltop Public Solutions, which has offices in D.C., New York and Bil …"

"… growth.org is a Web domain name that was created Friday, shortly after the public relations firm was contacted by the Center, according to a website registry report.A …"

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 "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… r Public Integrity show that the drug lobby’s main trade group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), gave $750,000 in 2011 to Freedom Path, a nonprofit group that spe …"

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 "Federal Election Commission":

"… 010, American Action reported spending more than $26 million on ads to the Federal Election Commission. That was more than any other politically active nonprofit group, with the …"

"… rocketed in the wake of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.They do file annual returns, however, to the Internal Revenue Ser …"

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 "White House":

"… price negotiation, and the Senate is considering a companion bill. But the White House has issued a statement that President Bush would veto any push to require …"

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 "Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America":

"… of travel.The drug industry's largest and most influential lobbying group, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), paid for 45 trips worth at least a combined $92,000. Nearly half …"

Surrogates for their agenda

By Alexander Cohen

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… documented. A study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that for every dollar spent on direct-to-con …"

Exporting prices

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Representative":

"… ry's products.PhRMA disclosed contacting the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on 59 reports filed with the Senate Office of Public Records beginning in …"

Prescription for power

By M. Asif Ismail

Drug makers' lobbying army ensures their legislative dominance

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. House of Representatives":

"… olleagues. But the industry has employed at least 48 former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 15 ex-senators to lobby.That includes Sens. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), Birch B …"

PhRMA's envoys

By M. Asif Ismail

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… l Office, the seat of prime ministerial power, wields similar power to the White House in Canada's parliamentary system. Health Canada is the department responsi …"

"… deal with Washington to get concessions on other economic issues, but the White House denied wielding any carrot or stick.Despite PhRMA's lobbying blitzkrieg an …"