PHARMACEUTICAL POLITICAL INFLUENCE in the USA
“The largest pharmaceutical companies and their two trade groups, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and Biotechnology Innovation Organization, lobbied on at least 1,600 pieces of legislation between 1998 and 2004. According to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, pharmaceutical companies spent $900 million on lobbying between 1998 and 2005, more than any other industry. During the same period, they donated $89.9 million to federal candidates and political parties, giving approximately three times as much to Republicans as to Democrats. According to the Center for Public Integrity, from January 2005 through June 2006 alone, the pharmaceutical industry spent approximately $182 million on Federal lobbying  The industry has 1,274 registered lobbyists in Washington D.C. "
(See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_lobby; Center for Responsive Politics, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, p.1)