Watchdog group: Drugmakers spent $800M on lobbying since 1998

07/7/2005 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The · Reuters

The Center for Public Integrity, a public watchdog group, says the pharmaceutical industry has had recent success dealing with Congress because it spent more than $800 million since 1998, including the hiring of nearly 1,300 lobbyists in the past year. The group said the industry spent a record $128 million last year alone, outspending all other business sectors. But an official of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America dismissed the report as "biased and one-sided" and said it failed to note the lives saved by medicines.

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