More than 300 lobbyists work Washington for the brand-name prescription drug industry. The trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America alone spent $6.15 million on lobbying in the second quarter, from April 1 to June 30, this year.<br /><br /><em>Roll over the dots below to see spending totals for each firm. Click to download the firm's lobby disclosure form, with names of lobbyists.</em>
Not included in this graphic: $35 million spent by PhRMA's member corporations, and unknown sums spent on grass-roots lobbying and advertising.
Source: Lobbying disclosures
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