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17 July, 2008

Health News-14: '$168 million spent on Lobbying! '

The report from makes one feel uneasy. In the year 2007, a frightening sum of $168 million was spent by pharmaceutical companies for lobbying to prevent legislation placing new restrictions on drug advertisements.

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For an article on “Lobbying” from Wikipedia:

Article on the workings of pharmaceutical industries from Wikipedia:

Book Review Article, “Drugs: Is Something Rotten?” from Newsweek, April 19, 2004 (“Books”) – Review of the book,
“THE $800 MILLION PILL : The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs” By Merrill Goozner, University of California -- 297 pp -- $24.95

Article, “ The Pharmaceutical Industry and its influence on doctors and medical students” from The Lancet Student:
Grateful thanks to, Wikipedia, Business Week and The Lancet Student.

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