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PhRMA, the trade association for the U.S.’s top drug makers, spent more than $6 million to lobby Congress and the Trump administration in the fourth quarter, (Photo: Shutterstock)

The pharmaceutical industry’s leading trade group disclosed Tuesday that it had spent a record $27.5 million on lobbying in 2018, $1.4 million more than in 2009, when Congress and the White House created the Affordable Care Act, the health-care overhaul better known as Obamacare.

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