More than one-third of all state lawmakers nationwide accepted at least one pharmaceutical industry campaign contribution during the past two years, an analysis of campaign finance records by news organization STAT found.

More Than a Third of State Lawmakers Accept Pharma Campaign Contributions, Analysis Shows

In the last two years, over one-third of all state lawmakers nationwide accepted at least one pharmaceutical industry campaign contribution, news organization STAT reports.

The industry wrote over 10,000 individual checks totaling more than $9 million to “at least 2,467 state legislators,” STAT reported yesterday in an analysis of campaign finance records for the 2020 election cycle. It said its analysis encompassed campaign spending by the largest 23 U.S. drug manufacturers by revenue plus the trade groups PhRMA and BIO.

In the last two years, over one-third of all state lawmakers nationwide accepted at least one pharmaceutical industry campaign contribution, news organization STAT reports.

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