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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:22 PM
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Report: Drug firms spend most on lobbying
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The pharmaceutical industry spent a record $128 million last year trying to win over U.S. politicians, more than any other business sector, according to a report released Thursday.

That exceeds the more than $116 million on lobbying efforts and campaign donations in 2003, one of the busiest health-care political years when Congress passed a new Medicare law, the Center for Public Integrity report said.

The nonprofit public policy research group analyzed millions of campaign finance records, lobbyist disclosure forms, Securities and Exchanges Commission filings and other public records.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/07/07/health.politics....
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74dodgedart Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:24 PM
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1. After marketing and lobbying, how much is left for R&D ?
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blurp Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:34 PM
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3. $128 million is small change

$33 billion on R&D last I heard.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:33 PM
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2. Marketing and lobbying to screw the hell out of the American Consumer!!
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