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“If there is one lesson to be drawn from the recent Supreme Court ruling, it is that politicians’ longstanding reliance on private contributions undermines competition and the free market principles that made our country great.”

- Frank Carlucci
Former Secretary of Defenese
ACR Advisory Board Member

Money in Politics & Prescription Drugs

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Pharmaceuticals Invested Nearly $2 billion in Campaign Contributions and Lobbying

Pharmaceutical Industry Money Targeted Key Committees and Incumbents

Pharmaceutical Industry Contributions Pegged to Key Legislation

Sources: Center for Responsive Politics analysis of Federal Election Commission data; Center for Public Integrity; Senate Office of Public