Pharmaceutical companies are some of the biggest players in the beltway, with a variety of policy issues on the line such as trade agreements, healthcare, and FDA reform, among others. While they continue to pioneer modern healthcare and research, they also sicken some critics who suggest their objective is fueled more by high margins than healing medicine.

So, when it comes to political donations, which candidates receive the most support from one of the most recognized names in anyone's medicine cabinet - Bayer?

According to FEC data, they are Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA), Sam Graves (R-MO), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Fred Upton (R-MI), and Rodney Frelighuysen (R-NJ):

It's clear that big-pharma has considerable reach in Congress. Does the same apply to 2016 presidential candidates? Who funds Jeb Bush? What about Bernie Sanders? How does Ted Cruz compare to Marco Rubio? Check out all the information you need in our exclusive guide to the 2016 presidential election.

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