Novartis Corp

Parent Organization: Novartis AG

Novartis International AG is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland, ranking number three in sales among the world-wide industry.[when?] Company sales totalled 36.173 billon US$ in 2008. Currently,[when?] Novartis is the sixth largest pharmaceutical company in terms of revenue ($41.5 billion in 2009) with a profit margin of about 20%, which is the same as its industry competitors. Novartis profits were down by 31% from 2007 levels. Novartis manufactures such drugs as clozapine (Clozaril), diclofenac (Voltaren), carbamazepine (Tegretol), valsartan (Diovan), imatinib mesylate and (Gleevec / Glivec). Additional agents include ciclosporin (Neoral / Sandimmun), letrozole (Femara), methylphenidate (Ritalin), terbinafine (Lamisil), and others. Renamed to Novartis following an acquisition by Ciba-Geigy, it owns Sandoz, a large manufacturer of generic drugs. The company formerly owned the Gerber Products Company, a major infant and baby products producer, but sold it to Nestlé on 1 September 2007.

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Campaign Finance


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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
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  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

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Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2008 filing.
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$11,474,420 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

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Lobbying on Behalf of Novartis Corp

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Novartis Corp $11,474,420
    Ruder Finn Inc $20,000
    Keaney Consulting $0
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Health Issues,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Medicare & Medicaid,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Government Issues,
    • Trade,
    • Defense,
    • Taxes,
    • Advertising,
    • Agriculture
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.1908 Patent Reform Act of 2007
    S.1145 Patent Reform Act of 2007
    S.1695 Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2007
    H.R.1956 Patient Protection and Innovative Biologic Medicines Act of 2007
    S.1505 Affordable Biologics for Consumers Act
    S.3678 Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2008
    H.R.1038 (Unknown)
    H.R.4703 Vaccine Shortage Preparedness Act of 2008
    S.2029 Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2007
    H.R.4991 Vaccine Shortage Preparedness Act of 2008
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Registrant Summary
    March 12, 2015 Monument Policy Group Trade: Issues related to Trade Promotion Authority; Trans-Pacific Partnership; general market access issues, intellectual property, and substandard drugs. Health: Issues related to domestic healthcare including, Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate; biosimilars; Part D; orphan drugs; medical devices. Tax: Issues related to corporate tax reform; tax extenders; orphan drugs View registration
View all lobbying data for Novartis Corp Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 4 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

EPA Violations

2 Enforcement Actions

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Agere Systems, Et Al Novartis Corporation (+138 others) 2007 Elkton, Md $11,300,000
Advanced Environmental Technology Corp. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (+13 others) 2007 Sayreville Boro, Nj; ... $9,863,579
View all EPA violations data for Novartis Corp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data