Thursday, 15 March 2012

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing-Pharmaceutical Companies-President Barack Obama-Republican Candidates

Lobbying by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing | OpenSecrets

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical companies, which develop both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, have been among the biggest political spenders for years. While the industry has traditionally supported Republican candidates, some key players have recently increased donations to Democratic candidates as the GOP’s power in Washington erodes. The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry will likely fair better this decade now that President Barack Obama’s initial plan to institute a public health insurance did not become a part of sweeping health care reform legislation signed into law in 2010. A government-run plan, because of its size, would have had considerable negotiating power to draw down drug prices. [Read more Background]

Top Contributors, 2011-2012

ContributorAmountPfizer Inc $702,391Amgen Inc $574,648AstraZeneca PLC $527,501Abbott Laboratories $406,773Merck & Co $363,041GlaxoSmithKline $325,741Eli Lilly & Co $264,762Novartis AG $205,209Bayer Corp $124,650Endo Pharmaceuticals $116,400Perrigo Co $111,475Mutual Pharmaceutical $105,000Allergan Inc $88,000Teva Pharmaceuticals USA $86,870Sanofi-Aventis $78,300Bristol-Myers Squibb $70,050Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America $65,450Nostrum Pharmaceuticals $62,300Cephalon Inc $61,250Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America $61,250...view more Contributors

Contribution Trends, 1990-2010

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Lobbying Totals, 1998-2010

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Party Split, 1990-2010

Top Recipients, 2011-2012

CandidateOfficeAmountObama, Barack (D) $129,139Romney, Mitt (R) $89,300Upton, Fred (R-MI)House $77,575Brown, Scott P (R-MA)Senate $76,483Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT)Senate $69,400...view more Recipients

Average Contributions to Members of Congress, 1990-2010

...view more Money to Congress Data for the current election cycle were released by the Federal Election Commission on Monday, February 13, 2012 Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics. via opensecrets.org Posted via email from Jack's posterous read more..

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