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CITIZENS FOR BETTER MEDICARE (CBM)
 

CBM was founded by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of nearly 50 drug-makers, health care providers and hospitals. (http://www.opensecrets.org/alerts/v5/alertv5_28.asp; accessed 3/28/05) According to The Review of Policy Research, CBM was created, funded and is staffed by the pharmaceutical industry. (Cigler, Allan J. “Enron, a perceived crisis in public confidence, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002,” The Review of Policy Research, 5/1/04, p.233; Lankarge, Vicky. “Drugmakers spent $262 million to block Medicare benefit,” CBS MarketWatch, 7/26/01) According to The Review of Policy Research, CBM outlays on issue advocacy during the 2000 election campaigns averaged between $45-60 million. (Cigler, Allan J. “Enron, a perceived crisis in public confidence, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002,” The Review of Policy Research, 5/1/04, p.233)

Industry members:

  • Abbott
  • American Home Products
  • Amgen
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cigna
  • CVS
  • Eli Lilly
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Guidant
  • Hoffman-La Roche
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mallinckrodt Inc.
  • Merck
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • Prudential
  • Schering-Plough
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • United Seniors Association
  • United Surgical Corporation

(http://www.opensecrets.org/alerts/v5/alertv5_28.asp; accessed 3/28/05)


 
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