[Ip-health] Blogs about two drug company lobbyists: Sally Susman and Steve Ricchetti

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Fri Mar 16 04:33:53 PDT 2012


This week KEI has two blogs on US lobbyists for drug companies:


Who is Sally Susman, and why does she want poor people to pay higher
prices for medicines?
http://keionline.org/node/1390

Sally Susman of Pfizer leads the most lethal lobbying effort on drug
patents and prices. She's also a big Obama campaign fundraiser.

  [snip]


Steve Ricchetti's former clients, and Joe Biden
http://keionline.org/node/1385

On March 12, 2012, Steve Ricchetti began his new job as a high level
policy adviser to Vice President Biden. Steve Ricchetti is a former
registered lobbyist, who de-listed as a registered lobbyist but
remained the president of a lobbying firm until taking his new job in
the White House. Mr. Ricchetti founded Ricchetti Inc, a lobbying firm
whose clients includes health technology companies such as
Intellectual Ventures LLC, Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific,
Sanofi-Avntis, Novartis AG. Between the years 2010 and 2011,
Intellectual Ventures was Mr. Ricchetti’s largest client, paying a
total of $480,000 for the firm’s service. Sanofi-Aventis and Novartis
AG each paid $240,000 over the same period for the lobbying service of
Ricchetti Inc.

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