While patients struggle to afford their necessary medications, the 11 largest drug companies made over US$711 billion in profits between 2003 and 2012. In this time, drug companies' profits increased by 62% and in 2012, reached US$83.9 billion.
The CEOs of these 11 companies earned a combined total of US$1.57 billion. Compensation of drug companies' CEOs increased alongside a rise in illegal and improper industry conduct, including illegal marketing, price gouging of government programs, as well as other violations that are estimated to have risen by more than 500%.
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CEO Salary Expenditures of Top 11 Global Pharmaceutical Companies