Follow The Money: Drugmakers Deploy Political Cash As Prices And Anger Mount (Kaiser Health News)

Kaiser Health News: Follow The Money: Drugmakers Deploy Political Cash As Prices And Anger Mount. “Two federal investigations — one examining opioid sales, another about a multiple sclerosis drug whose price had soared to $34,000 a vial — were only part of the troubles Mallinckrodt faced as the year began…. This year, the company left the industry trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, after the group threatened to kick out companies that did not spend enough on research. Mallinckrodt, however, has been increasing its spending in another area: It has been writing checks to politicians.” The data resources are embedded in the article.