Corporate Europe Observatory: Big Pharma’s lobbying firepower in Brussels: at least €36 million a year (and likely far more)

Big Pharma is currently waging a fierce lobbying battle to protect its monopoly patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. While Corporate Europe Observatory broadly outlines the sector’s lobby spending, this is likely to be an underestimate of Big Pharma’s true firepower; and up-to-date lobbying information and details are hard to come by. Weak EU lobby transparency rules are hampering the public scrutiny that is more needed than ever now during the pandemic.

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