Watson Pharmaceuticals

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated (NYSE: WPI) is the 5th largest pharmaceutical company in the United States based on number of prescriptions dispensed. Based in Corona, California, Watson's Generics division markets over 150 pharmaceutical product families, including one of the largest lines of oral contraceptives in the industry, as well as the generic version of the popular and highly dispensed opiate narcotic pain medication, Vicodin, Hydrocodone Bitartrate/APAP tablets. Watson's Brand division markets over 20 pharmaceutical product families, including Ferrlecit for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, Rapaflo, for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, Gelnique, the only gel for the treatment of overactive bladder, Oxytrol, a transdermal matrix patch for the control of overactive bladder, Norco, a popular opioid/narcotic pain medication, Androderm, a transdermal reservoir patch for the treatment of low testosterone, as well as many other brand name medications. In addition, Watson's Distribution division, Anda, markets more than 6,000 pharmaceutical products, making it the 4th largest pharmaceutical distribution company in the United States.

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Campaign Finance


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$4,240,000 Spent

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Lobbying on Behalf of Watson Pharmaceuticals

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Watson Pharmaceuticals $4,240,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Medicare & Medicaid,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Health Issues,
    • Telecommunications,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Medical Research & Clin Labs,
    • Pharmacy,
    • Trade
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.27 Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act
    H.R.1249 America Invents Act
    S.23 Patent Reform Act of 2011
    H.R.1065 Pill Mill Crackdown Act of 2011
    H.R.1316 Stop Oxy Abuse Act of 2011
    H.R.1432 Creating Sunshine, Participation, and Accountability for our Nation Act
    H.R.1483 Drug Safety Enhancement Act of 2011
    S.296 Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act
    S.316 Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act
    H.R.1908 To specify the priority of the obligations of the United States Government if the debt ceiling is reached, to provide for an emergency appropriation of funds to pay for certain defense and national security obligations during a gap in funding, and for oth
View all lobbying data for Watson Pharmaceuticals Sources: OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 20 dockets; Submitted to 3 dockets

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The tables show occurrences of "Watson Pharmaceuticals" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.