[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?

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


Steve Ricchetti's former clients, and Joe Biden

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.


James Love.  Knowledge Ecology International
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