As prices of drugs keep increasing, so do pharmaceutical companies’ influence on Congress, doctors and the public.
The graphics below show the vast amounts of money 8 major players in the pharmaceutical industry – with especially high increases in drug prices – spent on lobbying Congress, influencing doctors and putting commercials on TV.
Explore the data by hovering over different companies to see their total expenditures. Lobbying data comes from the Center for Responsive Politics at OpenSecrets.org.
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The payments and contributions to doctors is tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/ .
Kantar Media provided television advertising data.