Attorney General William Sorrell says drug companies spent nearly $2.5 million to market their products in Vermont in a one-year period. The report is a result of Vermont’s 2001 drug marketing disclosure law.
A new Vermont law requires companies to disclose many of their marketing expenditures. The report listed 44 drug companies that were covered by the new law. The five leaders were GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Forest Pharmaceuticals, and AstraZeneca.