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McKesson Corporation, based in San Francisco, California, is the largest distributor of drugs in the U.S. According to Hoovers business website, McKesson "delivers prescription and generic drugs, as well as health and beauty care products, to retail and institutional pharmacies throughout the US and Canada. The company is also a major North American medical supplies wholesaler, providing medical and surgical equipment to alternate health care sites, such as doctors' offices, surgery centers, and long-term care facilities." [1]

In 2007, sales were US$93 billion with profits of US$913 million. Top competitors are AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health. [1]

Political contributions

McKesson gave $403,000 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 26% to Democrats and 71% to Republicans. [2]


The company spent $560,000 for lobbying in 2007. Four lobbying firms were used including Ernst & Young and HillCo Partners LLC. [3]


Key executives and 2007 pay: [4]

Members of the Board of Directors: [10]

Contact details

1 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-983-8300
Fax: 415-983-7160


Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 McKesson Profile, Hoovers, accessed January 2008.
  2. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed January 2008.
  3. McKesson lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed January 2008.
  4. Executive Officers, McKesson, accessed January 2008.
  5. John H. Hammergren, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  6. Jeffrey C Campbell, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  7. Paul C Julian, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  8. Marc E Owen, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  9. Pamela J Pure, Forbes, accessed January 2008.
  10. Board of Directors, McKesson, accessed January 2008.

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