In The Aftermath of America Invents Act We Have The Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act

In the aftermath of the enactment of the America Invents Act, the Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act (112 S.27), introduced in 2011,  is receiving a lot of interest from the pharmaceutical industry over its intellectual property provisions.  Here is a quick look at the people and organizations with significant interests in this bill.

Quick Bits

  • Revolving Door: 52 of the 175 lobbyists who lobbied S.27 are former congressional staffers.
  • Revolving Door: 8 of the lobbyists are former Chiefs of Staff to a Congress Member.
  • Lobbyists: A total of 175 lobbyists have lobbied S.27.
  • Organizations: 36 organizations lobbied S.27 including large corporations such as Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline.

Coalition Builder Image of Lobbying Activity Surrounding S.27

Former Chiefs of Staff who Lobbied S.27 in 2011

Joseph Gibson
Registered Lobbyist: Constantine Cannon LLP 2008 – Present (4 years)
Chief of Staff: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) 2005 – 2006 (2 years)
Lobbied on Behalf of: America’s Specialty Medicine Companies

Paul S Bock
Registered Lobbyist: Capitol Hill Strategies, LLC 2009 – Present (3 years)
Chief of Staff: Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) 1997 – 2008 (12 years)
Lobbied on Behalf of: Biotechnology Industry Organization

Billy Piper  
Registered Lobbyist: Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock 2011 – Present (1 year)
Chief of Staff: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 2003 – 2011 (9 years)
Lobbied on Behalf of: Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Momenta Pharmaceuticals

Matthew Todd Tuten  
Registered Lobbyist: Patton Boggs LLP 2004 – Present (8 years)
Chief of Staff/Counsel  (Health Subcommittee, Medicare, FDA, Health Insurance): Michael Bilirakis 1999 – 2001 (3 year)
Lobbied on Behalf of: Ranbaxy Inc.

John Paul Halliwell  
Registered Lobbyist: Pfizer, Inc 2007 – Present (5 years)
Chief of Staff; Legislative Director: Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) 2006 – 2006 (1 year)
Lobbied on Behalf of: Pfizer, Inc

Sean Richardson  
Registered Lobbyist: Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart, Inc. 2007 – Present (5 years)
Chief of Staff: Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) 2003 – 2006 (4 years)
Lobbied on Behalf of: Biotechnology Industry Organization

John Michael Gonzalez  
Registered Lobbyist: Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart, Inc. 2009 – Present (3 years)
Chief of Staff: Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) 2005 – 2008 (4 years)
Lobbied on Behalf of: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Susan Hirschmann  
Registered Lobbyist: Williams and Jensen, PLLC. 2004 – Present (8 years)
Chief of Staff: Tom DeLay 1998 – 2001 (4 years)
Lobbied on Behalf of: Novartis Corporation (Formally Novartis), Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer Materialscience, LLC

Organizations That Lobbied S. 27 in 2011

  1. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  2. Aetna Inc.
  3. American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  4. America’s Health Insurance Plans, Inc. (AHIP)
  5. America’s Specialty Medicine Companies (Comprised of Participants on Line 13)
  6. Apotex Corp.
  7. Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
  8. Bayer Materialscience, LLC
  9. Biotechnology Industry Organization
  10. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  11. Cephalon, Inc.
  12. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  13. Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  14. Express Scripts, Inc.
  15. Generic Pharmaceutical Association
  16. Glaxosmithkline, Inc
  17. Humana, Inc.
  18. Intellectual Property Owners Association
  19. Medco Health Solutions, Inc
  20. Momenta Pharmaceuticals
  21. National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  22. Novartis Corporation (Formally Novartis)
  23. Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart, Inc. (on behalf of Bio)
  24. Pfizer, Inc
  25. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
  26. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  27. Purdue Pharma LP
  28. Ranbaxy Inc.
  29. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc.
  30. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  31. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
  32. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  33. U S Chamber of Commerce
  34. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  35. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (New Jersey)
  36. Wockhardt USA LLC

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  2. […] Piper: Piper previously worked for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). He cashes out on his 9 years of government service by lobbying for Big Pharma, among other […]

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