Big drug companies consistently raise prices and lobby Congress to prevent fair negotiations on drug pricing. We are at our breaking point. Just take the cost of Insulin—its doubling every few years. Pfizer has raised prices on almost all of its major drugs by over 50% since Trump took office. After buying EpiPen, Mylan raised prices by 400% from 2011 to 2016. It's not shocking that a November Gallop poll had 58% of respondents having a negative view of the pharmaceutical industry.
Why doesn't anything ever change? Why do prices keep going up? Why are drug manufacturers using research paid for by taxpayers to produce drugs that cost consumers $4,000 a month (Pfizer)? Why does Congress do nothing?
Follow the money! Since 2016:
- Pfizer has given $6.24 million in federal political contributions
- Eli Lilly has given $3.96 million in federal political contributions
- Merck & Co. has given $3.34 million in federal political contributions
- Johnson & Johnson has given $2.75 million in political contributions.
- Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson have spent a combined $117.63 million on lobbying efforts.
I will not take a penny of the pharmaceutical industry's drug money. When I get to Washington, I'm taking the fight to companies like Eli Lilly and Pfizer, but I need your help getting there.
Will you contribute $27 to my campaign?