WASHINGTON, DC — A new report from government watchdog Accountable.US revealed today that Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s (PhRMA) gave $255,400 to Republican Attorneys General of America (RAGA), who in turn funneled millions to nine attorneys general actively campaigning against Mifepristone access and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to approve medicine for public use. Among the Accountable.US report details first reported by The Guardian, despite its donation, PhRMA—which represents the largest pharmaceutical companies in the United States—has publicly defended Mifepristone access, including filing two amicus briefs in April and May 2023 in support of the FDA in Alliance For Hippocratic Medicine v U.S. Food And Drug Administration. 

PhRMA claims to oppose this lawsuit that could deny women access to the safe, widely-used Mifepristone, yet they bankrolled the top political group for anti-choice attorneys general who further threaten access."

Accountable.US President Caroline Ciccone

“It shows that PhRMA CEOs are so desperate to take away Medicare’s new negotiation power, they’re willing to team up with extremists in power who don’t share their public-facing values so long as they help stop the Biden administration from lowering costs for seniors,” added Ciccone.



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