A look at the opioid industry's influence on politics

Editor's note: A previous version of the graph showing year-by-year contributions to Connecticut lawmakers erroneously showed a grand total that included contributions made in 2015. The updated graph shows a grand total for contributions made 2006-2014.

Earlier this week, The Associated Press and The Center for Public Integrity published a series of articles looking into the political influence of the opioid industry. They collected data showing the contributions to politicians and political parties by members of the Pain Care Forum, a loose coalition of drugmakers and nonprofit groups. The Day also analyzed the data to see the contributions to Connecticut lawmakers and found that from 2006 to 2015, federal lawmakers from Connecticut received at least $665,000 in contributions from participants in the Pain Care Forum.

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