Lance Took $150K from Pharma Companies Blamed for NJ Opioid Crisis

Lance Took $150K from Pharma Companies Blamed for NJ Opioid Crisis

 

Over the course of his career Leonard Lance has accepted over $3 million in campaign contributions from corporate entities. He’s taken more than half a million dollars over the course of his career from pharmaceutical companies, $150,000 of which came from companies currently facing lawsuits from the state for their role in the opioid crisis.

 

Below is a full table of all the money Lance has received from these companies, the most recent receipt date, and when the companies had a lawsuit filed against them. Rows highlighted indicated Lance received PAC money after a lawsuit began against the company for its role in the opioid crisis.

 

Name of PAC

Total Received

Lawsuit Date

Latest Receipt Date

Abbot Laboratories Employee PAC

$6,000

4/21/17, 12/21/17

6/30/15

AbbVie PAC

$4,500

3/21/18

3/28/17

Actavis PAC

$3,500

6/15/15, 8/4/17, 9/20/17

12/13/13

Allergan Inc PAC & APACE

$20,000

5/31/17, 5/8/18, 5/15/18

10/24/17

Amerisource Bergen Corporation PAC

$3,000

4/20/17

6/30/18

Daiichi Sankyo Inc Employee PAC

$2,500

3/21/18

3/22/10

Johnson & Johnson PAC

$44,500

8/3/17, 8/4/17, 12/8/17

3/31/18

Mallinckrodt LLC PAC

$9,500

12/8/17

6/29/18

McKesson Corporation Employees PAC

$10,000

12/8/17, 4/23/18

6/10/16

Pfizer Inc PAC

$43,000

7/28/16

5/4/18

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc PAC

$2,500

8/3/17, 8/4/17

6/4/18

UnitedHealth Group Inc PAC

$2,000

3/4/18

11/4/16

Walgreen Co PAC

$3,000

5/15/18

6/30/18

 

Lance received $154,000 from 13 companies being sued for predatory practices contributing to New Jersey’s opioid crisis. And of those 13 companies, he received contributions from seven after the lawsuit began.


“Lance boasts about his role in fighting New Jersey’s opioid crisis, all the while taking money from the same companies that perpetuate it,” said Malinowski Communications Dir Benji Schwartz.
  

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