Pharmaceutical companies continue to pour cash into their campaign to defeat a California ballot measure that would limit prescription drug prices, a new campaign finance analysis shows.
An analysis by MapLight, a nonpartisan organization that tracks money in politics, says the pharmaceutical industry has poured $49 million into the effort to defeat a ballot measure that would limit how much the state can pay for prescription drugs it purchases for a range of people, from those in prisons to Medi-Cal enrollees.
MapLight says that the drug measure's sole financial backer, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, has put about $4.4 million into the campaign so far.
MapLight notes that 27 of the 30 companies in the committee are based out of state, a fact borne out by California secretary of state records. The table below compiles the secretary of state's campaign finance data for the 30 companies that had donated to the "Misleading Rx" campaign as of Feb. 29.
|NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR||HEADQUARTERS||AMOUNT|
|Johnson & Johnson||New Brunswick, New Jersey||$5.86 million|
|Pfizer||New York City||$5.86 million|
|Amgen||Thousand Oaks||$4.265 million|
|Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals||Wilmington, Delaware||$4.265 million|
|Sanofi-Aventis U.S.||Bridgewater, New Jersey||$4.265 million|
|Allergan USA||Parsippany, New Jersey||$2.88 million|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb||New York City||$2.88 million|
|Novartis Pharmaceuticals||New York City||$2.88 million|
|Eli Lilly & Co.||Indianapolis||$2.88 million|
|Novo Nordisk||Plainsboro, New Jersey||$2.88 million|
|Purdue Pharma||Stamford, Connecticut||$1.105 million|
|Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals||Ridgefield, Connecticut||$1.105 million|
|Otsuka America||Rockville, Maryland||$1.105 million|
|Genentech||South San Francisco||$1 million|
|Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals||St. Louis||$385,000|
|EMD Serono||Rockland, Massachusetts||$385,000|
|Daiichi Sankyo||Parsippany, New Jersey||$189,732|
|GlaxoSmithKline||Research Triangle, Pennsylvania||$80,000|
|Bayer||Whippany, New Jersey||$30,000|
|Astellas Pharma U.S.||Northbrook, Illinois||$30,000|
|Celgene||Summit, New Jersey||$30,000|
|Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.||Deerfield, Illinois||$30,000|
|Eisai||Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey||$10,000|
|Sunovion Pharmaceuticals||Marlborough, Massachusetts||$10,000|
|The Medicines Company||Parsippany, New Jersey||$10,000|
|Orexigen Therapeutics||La Jolla||$2,000|