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Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week

The pharmaceutical lobby, has more lobbyists (625 are registered) than the combined membership of the House and Senate. It spent $197 million in 1999 and 2000 on lobbying and campaign contributions. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and White House Budget Director Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. are former executives of pharmaceutical giants G. D. Searle and Eli Lilly.

Source: New York Times, 5 November 2001.

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