When Cahuzac began offering his services to the pharmaceutical industry

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Between 1992 and 1993, and before he created his consultancy firm ‘Cahuzac Conseil’, Jérôme Cahuzac began offering his services to pharmaceutical companies. He began a lucrative role as a lobbyist for drugs firms just months after leaving his senior post at the French health ministry where he was responsible for the market authorisations of medicines. His name is cited on a document from a company called PR International listing payments made to “suppliers” during the tax year 1992-93. PR International was run by Cahuzac’s friend Daniel Vial, a high-profile lobbyist for pharmaceutical companies in France, and notably the lobbying of government departments, whose clients at the time included Glaxo, Servier, Innothera and Bayer. According to the PR International document of payments obtained by Mediapart, Cahuzac received 29,650 French francs for his services.

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