The pharmaceutical lobby is the most influential in Washington DC according to a recent survey by APCO Worldwide.
PhRMA has a team of influence Jedis, and they have friends everywhere on the Hill. Republican or Democrat, House or Senate, the drug guys know how to get what they want.
They got what they wanted from Obamacare.
(From The Hill)
Respondents in the survey generally agreed that the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) — the lobby group for the drug industry — excels in key areas.
PhRMA garnered the most wins in the most categories, voted the best at lobbying, the most effective at having a local and federal presence and the group whose members most frequently “mobilize to contact policymakers.” Respondents in the survey said those were the most important characteristics for a trade association to possess.