Pharmaceutical Marketing Expenses in District of Columbia, 2012

According to a new report prepared by the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services for the District of Columbia municipal government, 147 pharmaceutical manufacturers and labelers reported marketing expenditures of $97.5 million in 2012, which represents the first year‐on-year increase in such spending since 2007. The reported amount included expenses for local pharmaceutical sales representatives, speaking fees and gifts to physicians, and free samples.