10 healthcare companies with highest, lowest transparency in political contributions

The nonpartisan Center for Political Accountability in Washington, D.C., found Becton, Dickinson & Co. in Franklin Lakes, N.J., ranked among U.S. companies with the most transparency regarding political contributions.

The nonprofit center's 2017 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability reviewed corporate political spending policies and practices of the S&P 500 as of April 18. The Center for Political Accountability's 100-point index scores companies using publicly available information.

Here are 10 healthcare companies among U.S. firms with the highest political contribution transparency.

1. Becton, Dickinson & Co. 

2. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (Irvine, Calif.)

3. Express Scripts (St. Louis)

4. McKesson Corp. (San Francisco)

5. Biogen (Cambridge, Mass.)

6. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (New York City)

7. Celgene Corp. (Summit, N.J.)

8. CVS Health Corp. (Woonsocket, R.I.)

9. AbbVie (North Chicago, Ill.)

10. Merck & Co. (Kenilworth, N.J.)

Here are 10 healthcare companies among firms with the lowest political contribution transparency.

1. Envision Healthcare Corp. (Nashville, Tenn.)

2. Hologic (Marlborough, Mass.)

3. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Tarrytown, N.Y.)

4. Centene Corp. (St. Louis)

5. Cooper Companies (Pleasanton, Ca.)

6. Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston)

7. Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, Calif.)

8. Illumina (San Diego)

9. Incyte Corp. (Wilmington, Del.)

10. HCP (Irvine, Calif.)

Access the Center for Political Accountability's full results, including methodology, here

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