Claim: Half of FDA funding comes from pharma companies. Conflict of interest?

Because it would be in the best interest of all drug companies for all companies to unite and fight these fees. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
nah. 8 billion NET(plus all the spent money for future income products, giant salaries,equiptment acquisition etc etc) is better than zero. I don't care what kind of math you use

Revenue: Total revenue was $19.3 billion for the full year 2022, compared to $18.5 billion in 2021. Total revenue increased in 2022, primarily due to increased sales of the Company's COVID-19 vaccines. Product sales for 2022 were $18.4 billion, an increase of 4%, compared to 2021, primarily driven by a higher average selling price due to customer mix.

Cost of Sales: Cost of sales was $5.4 billion, or 29% of the product sales for 2022, including third-party royalties of $1.1 billion. Cost of sales, as a percentage of product sales, increased by 14 percentage points, from 15% in 2021. The increase was mainly due to a charge of $1.3 billion for inventory write-downs related to COVID-19 products that have exceeded or are expected to exceed their approved shelf-lives prior to being used, a loss on firm purchase commitments and related cancellation charges of $725 million, and an expense for unutilized manufacturing capacity and related contract manufacturing organization charges of $776 million. These charges are driven by overall lower demand, in particular from low-income countries, a shift in product demand to our Omicron-targeting COVID-19 bivalent boosters and costs associated with surplus production capacity.

Research and Development Expenses: Research and development expenses increased by 65% to $3.3 billion for 2022, compared to 2021. The growth in spending in 2022 was mainly due to increases in clinical trial expenses, clinical manufacturing expenses, personnel-related costs, and consulting and outside services, largely driven by the Company's late-stage clinical studies for the RSV, seasonal flu and CMV vaccine programs, as well as continued development of the Company's pipeline.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses: Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 100% to $1.1 billion for 2022, compared to 2021. The growth in spending in 2022 was mainly due to increases in consulting and outside services, marketing expense, and personnel-related costs, primarily attributable to the Company's continued corporate expansion, particularly in the commercial area and to a lesser extent, in support functions.

Provision for Income Taxes: The effective tax rate was 13% for 2022, compared to 8% for 2021. The increase in 2022 was primarily due to the benefit recorded in 2021 related to the release of the valuation allowance on the majority of our deferred tax assets.

Net Income: Net income decreased by 31% to $8.4 billion for the full year 2022, compared to 2021.

The pharmaceutical lobby says its role in funding the agency has helped speed approvals of lifesaving drugs to the market by providing it with the resources to do the work.
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