Express Scripts spent $410K on lobbying in 2Q
Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. spent $410,000 as it lobbied Congress, the White House and federal agencies.
The St. Louis company said its lobbying interests included the military's TriCare health plan, antitrust issues, sales prices and Medicare payment rates, elements of the health care overhaul that affect the Medicare Part D drug benefit, generic versions of biotech drugs, and regulatory issues related to stimulus funding.
Express Scripts said it lobbied Congress, the White House Office, the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Congressional Budget Office.
Express Scripts is the second largest pharmacy benefits management company in the U.S., after Medco Health Solutions Inc. The company disclosed its lobbying in a form filed July 19 with the House clerk's office. Express Scripts also spent $410,000 on lobbying a year ago.