ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Drug pricing pressure group launched

February 1, 2018 8:52 PM UTC

Advocates for drug price controls Thursday announced the formation of a new organization, Patients For Affordable Drugs NOW, that will “mobilize voters at the state and federal levels to elect candidates who support drug pricing reforms.” The organization has a budget of “more than seven figures” to spend on influencing the mid-term elections through digital and television advertising. The pharmaceutical industry spent at least $62.6 million in campaign contributions and $247 million on lobbying in 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics...