According to the Wall Street Journal and the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, drug makers boosted their lobbying (yet again) in Washington during the 3 months ended June 30.
Drug makers spent $68 million to lobby Congress and the Obama administration in the second quarter - that works out to almost ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER DAY!
Based on that amount of spending, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that the coming healthcare (aka “disease care”) changes will have prescription drugs as a central “solution” to America’s out of control healthcare system.
The biggest spenders for the quarter were Pfizer ($5.6 million), Amgen ($3.4 million), and GlaxoSmithKline ($2.3 million).
Thanks for reading,
Shawn M. Talbott, PhD LDN FACSM
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