The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. PhRMA members alone invested an estimated $43 billion in 2006 in discovering and developing new medicines. Industry-wide research and investment reached a record $55.2 billion in 2006.

AMA (American Medical Association)

American Medical Association

"The American Medical Association is fashioned to prescribe drugs and perform various treatments that although they may be unsuspecting, tend to weed out the weaker species," Brice Taylor, author of Thanks For The Memories

"(The AMA is) just another mean trust," Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

Big Pharma Controls the FDA

Pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines have killed hundreds of thousands of people; every single drug and vaccine were approved by the FDA. Many people who manage the FDA were former pharmaceutical industry executives. The pharmaceutical industry also pays for the salaries of many FDA bureaucrats, such as those who approve drugs.

Number of drug industry lobbyists: 1,274.
Number of U.S. Congress members: 535.
A ratio of 2 to 1—more than two lobbyists for every member of congress.

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