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PhRMA's lobbying expenses (fwd)

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  Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 18:45:05 -0400 (EDT)
  From: Syed Rizwanuddin Ahmad <srahmad@essential.org>
  To: Multiple recipients of list <cpt-ip@essential.org>
  Subject: PhRMA's lobbying expenses 
  I thought the following news maybe of interest to subscribers to this
  "The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America reported $2.8
  million in federal lobbying expenses for the first half of 1996, including
  $560,000 in outside contracts.....Included among PhRMA's outside contracts
  was $20,000 paid to Sidley & Austin for discussions with Congress and the
  U.S. Trade Representative on Argentina's trade status. That work was led
  by firm partner Judith Bello, who has since been hired by PhRMA President
  (and former Sidley & Austin attorney) Alan Holmer as exec VP-policy &
  strategic affairs. In addition to tax, patent, FDA and health reform efforts,
  PhRMA lobbying included discussions of the biologic and chemical weapons
  conventions with Congress and the Departments of State, Commerce and 
  Defense." [F-D-C Reports - "The Pink Sheet" Oct 14, 1996 T&G-5]
  Rizwan Ahmad