CEO pay

Shareholders' transparency proposals for Big Pharma executive pay flop

Small groups of pharmaceutical industry shareholders have pushed for companies to disclose whether higher drug prices fuel lavish bonuses for top executives. But those proposals were handily defeated.

The bottom line: The industry and its largest stockholders are not about to start self-regulating when it comes to drug prices and incentive pay packages.

Women CEOs are well-paid, but vastly outnumbered by men

GM CEO Mary Barra. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The median pay package for female CEOs of the largest companies in the U.S. last year was $12.7 million, compared with $11.2 million for men, according to data analyzed by Equilar for AP.

By the numbers: That reflects a raise of $680,000 for the same group of female CEOs from a year before, versus a raise of $540,000 for men. However, of the 340 companies included in the analysis, only 19 were run by women.

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