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“The mission of the Academy of General Dentistry is to serve the needs and to represent the interests of general dentists and to foster their continued proficiency through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.”

2003 Corporate Sponsors

  • 3M Corporation
  • ESPE
  • OraPharma
  • Oral-B

(, Accessed 5/2/03)


"A public-private partnership of more than 50 national organizations and government agencies representing education, health, fitness and nutrition, Action for Healthy Kids addresses the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity."

(; accessed 9/6/06)

Healthy Schools Summit

"In September 2005 more than 550 experts in education, fitness and children's health gathered in Washington, D.C. for the second national Healthy Schools Summit to explore and share innovative approaches to creating healthier school environments across the nation."

2005 Healthy Schools Summit Sponsors:

$150,000 +

  • National Football League
  • National Dairy Council
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • $50,000 - $149,000

  • Aetna Foundation, Inc.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Compass Group, The Americas/Chartwells School Dining Services
  • $20,000 - $49,000

  • Kellogg Company
  • Kraft, Inc.
  • Up to $19,000

  • Land O’ Lakes
  • General Mills
  • Cartoon Network
  • Starbucks
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • (; accessed 9/6/06)

    O’Dywer’s PR Services reports that TASSC is “leading the charge against what it views as the unholy alliance between environmentalists and the media” (Feb. 1996).

    The office of Stephen Milloy (executive director of TASSC) is in the headquarters of APCO Associates, a Washington, D.C., PR firm that specializes in creating coalitions like TASSC. (Village Voice, April 29, 1997, p. 39)

    According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) this “sound science” coalition is supported by hundreds of corporations, including 3M, Amoco, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Exxon, General Motors, Occidental Petroleum, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble and W.R. Grace. Its objective is to act as a speakers bureau to deliver the corporate message that environmental public policy is not currently based on “sound science,” and to counter excessive regulations that are based on what it considers “junk” science.

    TASSC, according to EWG, was created in 1993 to promote “sound science” in policy decision making. TASSC’s extensive advisory board contains well known “science skeptics” S. Fred Singer, Bruce Ames, Dr. Patrick Michaels, Michael Sanera, and Hugh Ellsaesser.

    Steven Milloy, executive director of TASSC, is a self styled “junk science” critic who previously launched the Junk Science Page through the Environmental Policy Analysis Network (EPAN), a group he started in 1996. Milloy is also a lobbyist for the EOP Group, a DC-based lobbying firm that represents the American Crop Protection Association, the Chlorine Chemistry Council, Edison Electric Institute, among others. Under Milloy’s personal listing of groups he represents through the EOP Group in 1996 were Fort Howard Corp., the International Food Additives Association, and Monsanto. According to the most recent edition of Washington Representatives, Milloy’s client list has grown to include the National Mining Association, among others. (; accessed 6/17/03)

    “Support comes from companies like Procter & Gamble, Exxon, Dow Chemical, and Philip Morris.” [] (4/23/97)


    “[A] coalition of more than 500 businesses and trade groups... Created specifically to battle the clean air proposals, the coalition operates out of the offices of the National Association of Manufacturers, a Washington-based trade group. Its leadership includes top managers of petroleum, automotive and utility companies...” (The Washington Post, 6/17/97)


    ” The Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) is a nonprofit independent research organization that provides support for scientific studies on the use and prevention of misuse of alcohol.”

    Founded in 1982, ABMRF is primarily funded by the brewing industries of the U.S. and Canada. (; accessed 8/8/07)

    Board of Trustees members with industry ties:

    • Jeffrey Becker, President, The Beer Institute
    • Howard W. Collins, President & CEO, The Brewers of Canada
    • Anthony J. Cutaia, Ph.D., Director, Office of Health Issues and Brewing Technical Services (retired), Anheuser-Busch
    • Craig A. Purser, President, National Beer Wholesalers Association
    • John Sleeman, Chairman, President and CEO, Sleeman Breweries Limited
    • Alan R. Timothy, Vice President Public Affairs, Coors Brewing Co.

    (; accessed 8/7/07)

    According to the Aug. 3, 2007 edition of Alcohol Issues INSIGHTS, an industry newsletter, "most of the Foundation's $2.3 million budget funds biomedical and behavioral research into the interactions of alcohol and health. Over the last 25 years, ABMRF has funded over 450 investigators who published over 1,750 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. During that same time, funding for research and conferences reached nearly $39 million."


    An organization that is “dedicated to promoting proper antibiotic use and curbing antibiotic resistance raising public awareness through education and research projects on proper antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.” (

    According to Reuters, APUA formed a coalition with Bristol-Myers Squibb, SmithKline Beecham, and the infectious diseases services company MRL to create the Global Advisory on Antibiotic Resistance Data (GAARD) to monitor antibiotic resistance (Reuters Health, 9/18/00)

    According to its website, APUA projects are made possible through the support of private donations, government grants, individual memberships, and unrestricted grants from the following contributors:

    • AB Biodisk
    • AstraZeneca
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • The Clorox Company
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • LIBRA Initiative, Bayer AG, Pharmaceutical Division
    • Lilly Research Laboratories
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute of Johnson &Johnson
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
    • Roche Pharmaceuticals and Roche Labs
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Alcon Research, Ltd.
    • Burstein Technologies, Inc.
    • Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • DSM Anti-Infectives, B.V.
    • Essential Therapeutics, Inc.
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Research

    (;accessed 7/16/02)

    APUA 2003 Corporate Sponsors include:
    Platinum Level ($25,000+)

    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
    • Bayer AG, the LIBRA Initiative
    • The Clorox Company
    • Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Benefactor Level ($10,000-$24,999)

    • AB Biodisk
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

    Partner Level ($5,000-$9,999)

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Alcon Laboratories

    (APUA 2003 Leadership Award Announcement; received 09/09/03; on file with CSPI)


    According to its website, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The Alliance supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate.

    The following is a partial list of Alliance Associates; names in bold are Founders, which gave $25,000 or more in 2002:

    • 3M Company
    • ABB
    • AT&T Foundation
    • Alliance for the Polyurethane Industry
    • American Gas Association
    • Andersen Corporation
    • Armstrong International
    • Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions
    • Battelle
    • BC Hydro
    • BP
    • Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • California Energy Commission
    • Calmac Manufacturing Corporation
    • CMC Energy Services, Inc.
    • Cardinal Glass Industries
    • CertainTeed Corporation
    • City of Austin/Austin Energy
    • Conservation Management Corporation
    • Dewey Ballantine
    • Edison Electric Institute
    • Electricity Innovation Institute
    • E-Mon LP
    • EPS Capital Corp.
    • Exelon Corporation
    • Fannie Mae Foundation
    • Gemstar Group
    • Goodman Global Holdings, Inc.
    • Great Lakes Window
    • Home Depot
    • Honeywell
    • International Copper Association
    • IBM
    • Johns Manville
    • Johnson Controls, Inc.
    • Knauf Fiber Glass
    • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    • Lithonia Lighting
    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
    • Maytag Corporation
    • Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
    • National Grid USA
    • National Insulation Association
    • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    • New York State Energy Research & Development Authority
    • North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
    • Nexant, Inc.
    • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Ontario Power Generation
    • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
    • Perseus, LLC.
    • Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
    • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
    • Sandia National Laboratory
    • SchlumbergerSema
    • Sempra Energy
    • Solar Energy Industries Association
    • Spirax Sarco
    • Swagelok
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
    • Texas A&M University—Energy Systems Laboratory
    • Texas State Energy Conservation Office
    • Washington Gas
    • Whirlpool Corporation
    • World Wildlife Fund
    • Xenergy, Inc.

    (; accessed 2/24/03)


    “The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing Alzheimer’s research and helping those affected by the disease.”

    Corporate Sponsors 2003 (partial list)

    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Eisai Inc.
    • General Electric Financial Assurance - Long Term Care Division ($2.2M 2 million since 2000)
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica
    • The National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) (Close to $5 million)
    • United Airlines

    FY02 Fiscal Year 2002 donors of $2,000 to $150,000

    • Amgen, Inc.
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • Eli Lilly & Company
    • John Hopkins University
    • Novartis Pharma
    • SRC Division of Rossborough Supply
    • Schering-Plough Corporation
    • Self-Esteem Seminars, Inc.
    • Walgreen Company

    (, accessed 5/2/03)


    “The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is the philanthrophic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

    “The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,300 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission is to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.” (http://www.aafp; accessed 5/2/03)

    AAFP's "Americans in Motion" initiative to "improve the health of all Americans by implementing a multifaceted fitness program addressing physical activity, nutrition and emotional well-being," is supported by companies such as McDonald's and PepsiCo, Inc.(; accessed 4/14/06)

    AAFP charges $3,000 ($200 for nonprofits) to endorse educational material (judgments made by a panel of 3). (AAFP/Cheryl Denslow, 11/97)

    Corporate Partners (partial list)


    • AstraZeneca
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Purdue Pharma LP
    • Schering


    • Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica
    • McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals
    • Ortho Biotech
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Roche Laboratories
    • Wallace Pharmaceuticals
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals


    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Alcon Laboratories
    • Aventis Pasteur
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • LipoScience
    • Merck US Human Health
    • Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals
    • Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals Group
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Unilever Home and Personal Care
    • Welch Allyn, Inc.


    • Bayer Corp., Pharmaceutical Division
    • Chlorine Chemistry Council
    • Kyphon Inc.
    • Organon, Inc.
    • Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories


    • Aircast Incorporated
    • American Chemistry Council
    • Campbell Soup Company
    • CIGNA
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Exact Sciences Corp.
    • Johnson & Johnson MERCK Consumer
    • Kellogg Company
    • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
    • MBNA Marketing Systems, Inc.
    • Mead Johnson Nutritionals
    • Medco Health
    • Nestle USA, Inc., Nutrition Division
    • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Ortho Neutrogena
    • Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • 3M Pharmaceuticals
    • SIGVARIS Incorporated
    • TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
    • United States Potato Board
    • Weight Watchers Foundation


    • AETNA/US Healthcare
    • American Family Physician
    • Bayer Corporation, Consumer Care
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
    • California Academy of Family Physicians
    • California Strawberry Commission
    • Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation
    • Family Practice Education Network
    • General Mills, Inc.
    • Gerber Products Company
    • International Food Information Council
    • Medical World Conferences
    • MedUnite Inc.
    • Nabisco Foods Group
    • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • National Dairy Council
    • Network for Continuing Medical Education
    • Quaker Oats Company
    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America
    • Tanita Corporation of America
    • The Brock/Toman Group of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
    • The Sugar Association, Inc.
    • Tropicana
    • UCB Pharma
    • Wallach Surgical Devices
    • Wyeth Consumer Healthcare

    (; accessed 5/2/03)


    “[AAN’s] mission is to broaden the base of support for public education and research in the neurosciences.”

    The AAN's subsidiary, the AAN Education and Research Foundation, receives funding from the following corporate donors (partial list):

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Acorda Therapeutics
    • Allergan
    • Amazon Contracting Corp.
    • Amgen
    • AstraZeneca
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Berlex Laboratories
    • Biogen
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Cephalon
    • Child Neurology Society
    • CME Unlimited
    • Communication Mailing Services
    • Crain Construction Company
    • CRC Press, LLC
    • Cyberonics
    • Darling Alert System
    • Dementia Guidelines Dissemination
    • Demos Medical Publishing
    • Eagle One Roofing Contractors
    • Eisai
    • Elan Pharmaceuticals
    • Eli Lilly & Company
    • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Epilepsy Step One Meeting
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Grass-Telefactor, an Astro-Med Inc. Product Group
    • Hall & Fox CPS’s P.C.
    • Identity Printing
    • Immunex Corporation
    • Industrial Instrumentation Services
    • Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
    • Ingenix Pharmaceutical Services
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica
    • Jari Electrode Supply
    • Keri Pickett Photography
    • L & R
    • Marathon Multimedia
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica
    • Jari Electrode Supply
    • Keri Pickett Photography
    • L & R
    • Marathon Multimedia McGraw Hill, Medical Publishing Division
    • Medicalliance
    • Medtronic
    • Merck & Co.
    • Million Dollar Roundtable
    • Minneapolis Neuroscience Institute
    • Minnesota TwinsNeurology Initiative
    • Nicolet Biomedical
    • Nicolet Vascular
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Orphan Medical
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
    • Oxford University Press
    • Oxford Instruments Medical
    • Pfizer
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • QUINTESSENTIALS™ Migraine Module
    • QUINTESSENTIALS™ Epilepsy Module
    • Rockpointe Broadcasting
    • Sanofi-Synthelabo
    • Schering Oncology-Biotech
    • Schwarz Pharma
    • Serono
    • Shire US
    • Sleep Multimedia
    • SPIN
    • Teva Neuroscience
    • The Minnesota Vikings
    • UCB Pharma
    • Wallace Carlson Company

    (Building a World that Understands Neurology, American Academy of Neurology 2001 Annual Report; On file at CSPI)


    “The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists.”

    Corporate Contributors (partial list)

    • Akorn, Inc.
    • Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    • Allergan, Inc.
    • Eli Lilly and Co.
    • IRIDEX Corp.
    • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
    • Laser Vision Centers, Inc.
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Novartis Ophthalmics
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Pharmacia Ophthalmology
    • Software Systems & Solutions, Inc.
    • Stereo Optical Com., Inc.

    (The Gift of Sight, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Annual Report 2001-2002, On file at CSPI)


    “The mission of the Academy is to credential multidisciplinary pain practitioners, to develop standards, to enhance education, and to promote legislative advocacy in the field of pain management.”

    Corporate Contributors (partial list):

    • Electromedical Products International
    • Endo Pharmaceuticals
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica

    (, accessed 5/02/03)


    According to its website, “the AAPD Foundation welcomes the support of corporations who share [the] mission to improve the oral health of children.”

    In March of 2003, the AAPD announced plans to receive an “unrestricted grant to support important clinical, basic and behavioral research” from the Coca-Cola Foundation. The New York Times reported the grant to be roughly $1 million. (New York Times, 3/4/03, p. A16) According to the AAPD press release, “this affiliation will also create public and professional educational programs, based on science, that promote improved dental health for children.” (; accessed 5/22/03)

    AAPD Foundation Corporate Sponsors

    3M ESPE will sponsor the 2003 Continuing Education Course, “Restorative Dentistry.”

    Dentsply will sponsor AAPD’s Table Clinics at the Annual Session for $15,000. Dentsply design, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of product for the dental market.

    MAM provided a $30,000 grant to support the Good Health Starts Here campaign. Good Health Start Here education messages also will be printed on MAM product materials. MAM is the designer and producer of age-specific baby products such as pacifiers, pacifier keepers, teethers, bottles and drinking cups.

    OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals sponsors AAPD’s annual OMNII Postdoctoral Fellowships. OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals is a distributor of prescription medications in dental offices.

    Oral-B Laboratories sponsored the Good Health Starts Here consumer survey and focus groups, for a total gift of over $103,000. Through the AAPD Foundation, Oral-B also donated 1 million oral care products, valued at $3 million, to Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. WIC will deliver these products, including toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, into the hands of needy children in Texas and Pennsylvania.

    Phillips Oral Health supports AAPD’s Annual Session Welcome Reception for $25,000 and the Keynote Speaker.

    Practicon, Inc., sponsors AAPD’s Pediatric Dentist of the Year Award with an annual grant of $5,000. Practicon provides products and services that help dentists maximize patient care, productivity and enjoyment in their practices.

    Procter & Gamble is a major sponsor for Good Health Starts Here, the AAPD educational campaign. Procter & Gamble is a manufacturer and marketer of oral health care products including Crest Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Scope, Fixodent and Gleem.

    Space Maintainers Laboratory supports AAPD’s Board of Trustees Luncheons. Space Maintainers is the largest group of orthodontic/ pedodontic appliance laboratories in the world.

    Treloar & Heisel sponsored the AAPD Foundation Member Reception at the Annual Session in Denver, Colo. Treloar & Heisel designs, provides and services quality insurance plans specifically for professional associations.

    (; accessed 2/24/03)


    “Friends of Children Fund” Annual Report, July 1, 1996 - June 30, 1997, indicates $2.085 million in funding from corporations. Donors include Procter & Gamble, Gerber, Infant Formula Council, McNeil Consumer Products Company, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Abbott Laboratories, Wyeth-Lederle Vaccine & Pediatrics, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Schering Corp., Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Food Marketing Institute, Sugar Association, International Food Information Council, Merck Vaccine Division, and others.

    Formula manufacturers “donate $1 million annually to the American Academy of Pediatrics in the form of a renewable grant that has already netted the AAP $8 million. The formula industry also contributed at least $3 million toward the building costs of the AAP headquarters.” (Mothering magazine, July-August, p.60; refers to a book Milk, Money and Madness by Naomi Baumslag and Dia L. Michels (Westport, Conn.: Bergin and Garvey, 1995, p. 172))

    According to a New York Times article, the Ross Products Unit of Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Similac infant formula, purchased 300,000 copies of the AAP’s “New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding” with Ross’ logo and name on them. In addition, “Ross, McNeil and Johnson & Johnson were the top three corporate supporters of the academy’s $65 million operating budget...each giving $500,000 or more.” (New York Times, 9/18/02, C1)

    “AACE (based in Jacksonville, FL) is a professional community of Clinical Endocrinologists that is committed to transforming the lives of patients by enabling one another to practice leading edge, proactive, ethical and cost effective medicine.” ( ; accessed 11/16/04)

    Corporate Sponsors include:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Amgen
    • Amylin Pharmaceuticals
    • Andrx Laboratories
    • Astra Zeneca
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Becton Dickinson & Company
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Eli Lilly & Company
    • Genentech Inc.
    • Genzyme Corporation
    • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
    • King/Monarch Pharmaceuticals
    • KOS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • LifeScan, Inc.
    • Sankyo Pharma
    • Solvay/Unimed Pharmaceuticals
    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
    • TheraSense, INC.
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
    (; accessed 11/16/04)

    In 2005, the American Cancer Society and the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Inc. jointly sponsored the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, an initiative “to define what organizations can do to prevent cancer, to detect it early, and to ensure access to the best available treatment for those who are diagnosed with cancer. (see The ACS partner in the joint project, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Inc., was founded in 2001 by Robert A. Ingram, former chair of GlaxoSmithKline. It 2005 it was chaired by William C. Weldon, CEO of Johnson & Johnson. The ACS- and drug company-backed CEO Cancer Gold Standard program received an endorsement from Andrew von Eschenbach while he was interim head of the Food and Drug Administration. (Paul Goldberg, “Von Eschenbach Role in Industry Program Raises New Questions of Conflict of Interest,” The Cancer Letter, Nov. 23, 2005)

    According to a story in the Sacramento News & Review, the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances Association (CTFA) gives $10 million annually to the American Cancer Society's “Look Good, Feel Better” makeup program for cancer patients. ACS refused to support a 2005 California bill requiring labeling of all toxic chemicals in cosmetics, claiming the science did not support the measure. (11/9/2005)

    According to Advertising Age, the ACS was involved in a deal with General Mills to include information on packages of Wheaties (1/17/00; p. 54).

    According to a story in the New York Times, “The American Cancer Society ... has endorsed Florida orange juice.” (8/13/97). See also World Tonight News With Peter Jennings (8/13/97); The Osgood File, CBS News (8/13/97). An editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine stated: “And why should the American Cancer Society endorse only SmithKline Beecham’s antismoking products?” Jerome P. Kassirer & Marcia Angell (9/4/97, p. 700) See also, Los Angeles Times (8/13/97). The ACS, however, denies that its actions are endorsements. Rather, it characterizes such transactions as a license for the “nonexclusive use of its logo on Florida orange juice and SmithKline Beecham’s antismoking products” in “exchange for monetary grants and other considerations used for the fight against cancer.” (e-mail to CSPI from William J. Dalton, Chief Counsel, ACS, 5/30/01)

    The ACS’s “Cancer Facts & Figures - 1998” acknowledges on the front and back cover “a generous grant” by Glaxo Wellcome drug company.

    2004 Corporate Donors ($100K+)

    (Emphasizing drug, chemical and cosmetics companies, only a partial list is provided. See ACS’s Annual Report for a complete list of major contributors)

    • Amgen Foundation
    • Argosy Foundation
    • BAE Systems
    • Dow Chemical Corp.
    • Fifth Third Bank
    • General Motors Corp.
    • Health Research Inc.
    • Keybank National Association
    • Novartis
    • Pfizer
    • Schwab Fund
    • Time Warner Cable
    • Toyota Motor Sales
    • United Airlines
    • Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
    • Wells Fargo Bank

    (American Cancer Society Annual Report 2004,; accessed 3/22/06)


    “[A]n organization of allergists-immunologists and related health care professionals dedicated to quality patient care through research, advocacy and professional and public education.”

    Its website is sponsored by an educational grant from Dura Pharmaceuticals. (; accessed 2/24/03)


    Supporters of the American College of Cardiology gain recognition through the College’s Industry Alliance Awards program.

    Recipients of the 2002 ACCF Industry Alliance Awards include:

    Diamond Heart Award ($750,000 and above)

    • Pfizer

    Platinum Heart Award ($500,000 - $749,999)

    • AstraZeneca
    • Merck

    Gold Heart Award ($250,000 - $499,999)

    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company/Medical Imaging
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Silver Heart Award ($100,000 - $249,999)

    • Boston Scientific Corporation
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership
    • Genentech, Inc.
    • Medtronic, Inc.
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • Philips Medical Systems, Inc.

    Bronze Heart Award ($10,000 - $99,999)

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Acuson, A Siemens Company
    • Amersham Health
    • Biosound Esaote, Inc.
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
    • Centocor, Inc.
    • Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company
    • Datascope Corporation
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
    • GE Medical Systems
    • Guidant Corporation
    • JOMED
    • Kos Pharmaceuticals
    • Mallinckrodt Inc.
    • Monarch Pharmaceuticals
    • Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Scios Inc.
    • Siemens Medical Systems, Inc.
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Specialty Laboratories
    • St. Jude Medical, Inc.
    • The Queen’s Medical Center, Heart Institute
    • Thermo Cardiosystems, Inc.
    • 3M Pharmaceuticals
    • Wyeth;(removed);accessed 2/24/03)

    “Pfizer was the leading sponsor [at the 2001 meeting in Orlando, FL], forking over $822,000 for the meeting.” (Wall Street Journal, 6/15/01, B1)


    “ACG was formed in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.”

    2001 Corporate Support

    • AstraZeneca, LP
    • Bayer Diagnostics
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Merck-Medco
    • Ortho Biotech
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Schering Oncology/Biotech

    (; accesed 5/2/03)

    "Established in 1959 to promote scientific endeavor in the field of nutritional sciences." (; accessed 11/29/06)

    2006 Corporate Supporters:


    • AdvoCare International
    • National Dairy Council


    • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Kellogg's Corp Citizenship Fund
    • Nutrilite Health Institute
    • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
    • Pharmavite LLC
    • Shaklee Corporation
    • Tishcon Corporation
    • Unilever Bestfoods
    • InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc.


    • Campbell Soup Company
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • DSM Nutritional Products (Roche)
    • Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers/Squibb
    • Wyeth Consumer Healthcare VA

    Basic Support

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Novartis Nutrition Corporation
    (; accessed 11/29/06)

    ACN sponsors the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, which failed to disclose the ties of the editor and authors of their June 2006 supplement on sodium to the food industry. (; accessed 10/2/06)


    “Received $548,000 from two of the four major formula makers in 1993.” (Mothering magazine, July-August 2000, p.60)


    According to its website, the ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.

    2002 ACSM partners include Gatorade, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Reebok, Aircast, Ajinomoto (Amino Vital), Performance Health/Biofreeze, California Dried Plum Board, Chiron Corporation, EAS (Experimental & Applied Sciences), HealtheTech, LifeFitness, Mars, Incorporated, Merck, Medtronic Physio-Control, National Dairy Council, New Lifestyles, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Pharmanex, Procter & Gamble, Shape Magazine, Theraband, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. (; accessed 2/24/03)


    Based in Washington, D.C., the Council’s mission is to “help redefine and restructure U.S. tax, trade, and environmental policies so that this country can increase its pace of economic growth.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    The Council’s Center for Policy Research received $80,000 from ExxonMobil. (
    ; removed 6/27/01, reaccessed 11/25/03)

    Board of Trustees

    Maxine C. Champion, President, Champion Strategies; Paul R. Huard, Executive Vice President of Finance and Management, National Association of Manufacturers; Larry W. Pollock, Vice President and Director of Taxes, Weyerhaeuser. (; accessed 6/29/01)


    According to its website, the ACFN is an organization that advocates comprehensive, long-term strategies and constructive public policies for improving the health and wellness of all Americans, particularly youth, by promoting science- and behavior-based solutions focused on the critical balance between fitness and nutrition.

    Members of the ACFN include:

    • American Advertising Federation
    • American Association of Advertising Agencies
    • American Bakers Association
    • American Frozen Food Institute
    • American Meat Institute
    • American Wholesale Marketers Association
    • Association of Fund-Raising Distributors and Suppliers
    • Association of National Advertisers
    • Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers Association
    • Chocolate Manufacturers Association
    • Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
    • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
    • Del Monte Foods
    • Food Marketing Institute
    • General Mills, Inc.
    • Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Hershey Foods Corporation
    • H.J. Heinz Company
    • Independent Bakers Association
    • International Bottled Water Association
    • International Dairy Foods Association
    • Kellogg Company
    • Kraft Foods, Inc.
    • Masterfoods USA
    • McDonald’s Corporation
    • National Automatic Merchants Association
    • National Confectioners Association
    • National Council of Chain Restaurants
    • National Grocers Association
    • National Restaurant Association
    • National Soft Drink Association
    • Nestle USA, Inc.
    • Pepsi-Cola Company
    • PepsiCo, Inc.
    • Sara Lee Corporation
    • Snack Food Association
    • Sugar Association
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • The Procter & Gamble Company
    • The Quaker Oats Company

    (; accessed 2/24/03)


    According to its website, ACSH "is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health." ( ; accessed 08/05/03)

    The following groups contributed to ACSH, according to ACSH’s 1991 annual report. ACSH stopped disclosing corporate donors in the early 1990s.

    $25,000 and above

    • American Cyanamid Company
    • Anheuser-Busch Foundation
    • General Electric Foundation
    • Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation
    • ICI Agricultural Products, Inc.
    • ISK Biotech Corporation
    • Kraft, Inc.
    • Monsanto Fund
    • The NutraSweet Company
    • John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Sarah Scaife Foundation Incorporated
    • The Starr Foundation

    $15,000 to $24,000

    • Archer Daniels Midland Company
    • Carnation Company
    • Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    • Ethyl Corporation
    • Exxon Corporation
    • General Mills, Inc.
    • Heublein Inc.
    • Hiram Walker-Allied Vintners
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Kellogg Company
    • The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.
    • Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council
    • National Starch and Chemical Foundation, Inc.
    • PepsiCo Foundation Inc.
    • Union Carbide Corporation

    $10,000 to $14,999

    • Aetna Foundation, Inc.
    • The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.
    • Chevron Corporation
    • Dow Chemical U.S.A
    • E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Company
    • FMC Foundation
    • The Gerber Companies Foundation
    • Hershey Foods Corporation Fund
    • Thomas J. Lipton Foundation, Inc
    • National Agricultural Chemicals Association
    • National Soft Drink Association
    • The Procter & Gamble Fund
    • Rohm & Haas Company
    • Joseph R. Seagram &Sons, Inc
    • Searle Charitable Trust
    • Shell Oil Company Foundation
    • Sterling Winthrop Inc
    • The Sugar Association, Inc.
    • Uniroyal Chemical Company, Inc.

    $5,000 to $9,999

    • Alcoa Foundation
    • Allied-Signal Foundation Inc.
    • Amax Foundation, Inc.
    • The Becton Dickinson Foundation
    • Campbell Soup Fund
    • Cargrill Fertilizer Division
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • Cooper Industries Foundation
    • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
    • Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
    • Ford Motor Company Fund
    • Frito-Lay, Inc.
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    • Heinz U.S.A
    • IMC Fertilizer, Inc.
    • KPMG Peat Marwick
    • McCormick & Company, Inc.
    • Mobil Foundation
    • National Live Stock & Meat Board
    • Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
    • PPG Industries Foundation
    • Pepsi-Cola Company
    • The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
    • Simpson Fund
    • The Stare Fund
    • Sun Company, Inc.
    • USX Foundation Inc.
    • The Warner-Lambert Foundation

    $1,000 to $4,999

    • Ag Processing Inc.
    • Alliance of American Insurers
    • American Egg Board
    • American Petroleum Institute
    • ASARCO Incorporated
    • Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
    • Banbury Fund, Inc.
    • Boardroom Reports, Inc.
    • Borden Foundation Inc.
    • Bristol-Myers Company U.S. Nutritional Group
    • The Burroughs Wellcome Co.
    • Chiquita Brands, Inc.
    • Coca-Cola Foods
    • Coltec Charitable Foundation, Inc
    • Connair Inc.
    • CPC International, Inc.
    • Crompton & Knowles Corporation
    • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    • The Dover Fund
    • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
    • GenCorp Foundation Inc.
    • Hammond Lead Products, Inc.
    • The Hartford Insurance Group
    • Hoffman-La Roche Inc.
    • Geo. A. Hormel & Co.
    • Gulf States Paper Corporation
    • Indianapolis Power & Light Company
    • International Flavors & Fragrances Foundation, Inc.
    • F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group / Boston
    • M & M Mars
    • Midwest Grain Products, Inc.
    • The Millipore Foundation
    • Mobay Corporation
    • Morton International, Inc.
    • The Nalco Foundation
    • National Cattlemen’s Association
    • National Pork Producers Council
    • Nestle, S.A.
    • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
    • Phillips Petroleum Foundation, Inc.
    • Reilly Industries, Inc.
    • Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company
    • Rockwell International
    • Sandoz Corporation
    • Sandoz Crop Protection Corporation
    • Shell International Petroleum
    • Maatachappij B.V.
    • SmithKline Beckman Foundation
    • The Stouffer Corporation Fund
    • Syntex Corporation
    • United States Sugar Corporation Charitable Trust
    • The Upjohn Company
    • Whirlpool Foundation
    • Wine Institute
    • Witco Corporation

    (ACSH Annual Report, 1991; on file at CSPI)

    ACSH Corporate Donors 1997:

    Abbott Laboratories $13,000
    American International Group $150,000
    Bristol-Myers Squibb $17,500
    ConAgra $15,000
    Eaton $1,000
    Exxon Mobil $15,000
    General Electric $25,000
    PepsiCo $20,000
    Procter & Gamble $12,500
    Texaco $10,000
    Union Carbide $20,000
    Total $299,000

    (Yablonski, Christopher. Patterns of Corporate Philanthropy: A Mandate for Reform, Capital Research Center 2001, page 123: available at; accessed 8/5/03)


    • Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H. President


    • John H. Moore, Ph.D., M.B.A.
      Chairman of the Board, ACSH
      Grove City College
    • Elissa P. Benedek, M.D.
      University of Michigan
    • Norman E. Borlaug, Ph.D.
      Texas A&M University
    • Michael B. Bracken, Ph.D., M.P.H.
      Yale University School of Medicine
    • Christine M. Bruhn, Ph.D.
      University of California
    • Taiwo K. Danmola, C.P.A.
      Ernst & Young
    • Thomas R. DeGregori, Ph.D.
      University of Houston
    • Henry I. Miller, M.D.
      Hoover Institution
    • A. Alan Moghissi, Ph.D.
      Institute for Regulatory Science
    • Albert G. Nickel
      Lyons Lavey Nickel Swift, Inc.
    • Kenneth M. Prager, M.D.
      Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Stephen S. Sternberg, M.D.
      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    • Mark C. Taylor, M.D.
      Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
    • Lorraine Thelian
      Ketchum Public Relations
    • Kimberly M. Thompson, Sc.D.
      Harvard School of Public Health
    • Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H.
      American Council on Science and Health
    • Robert J. White, M.D., Ph.D.
      Metrohealth Medical Center, OH

    (; accessed 6/13/03)

     ASCH's FY 2000 Corporate Funders include:

    Eli Lilly & Company Foundation $15,000
    Dow Corning Corporation $10,000
    International Dairy Foods Association $3,000
    E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. $5,000
    National Cattleman's Beef Association $7,500
    Dow Chemical Company $17,000
    Chemical Manufacturer's Association $5,000
    Carus Chemical Corporation $1,000
    FMC Corporation $5,000
    3M Corporation $50,000
    Rhone-Poulenc Company $3,000

    (American Council on Science and Health, FY 2000 I.R.S. Form 990 Filing; received 11/24/03; on file with CSPI)



    American Dental Association has endorsed Crest toothpaste and at least 1,300 other products. (NYT, 8/13/97)

    Corporate Sponsors of ADA Programs include:

    • Crest Corporation
    • Sullivan-Schein Dental
    • DEXIS Digital X-ray Systems
    • Ivoclar Vivadent

    (, accessed 5/2/03)


    “The nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public and advocates for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes.” (; accessed 11/24/03)

    2006 Corporate Sponsors Include:

    Minimum Annual Support $1,000,000

    • Baxter
    • Bayer HealthCare, Diagnostics Division
    • BD Medical Diabetes Care
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Sanofi-Aventis, Inc.
    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

    Minimum Annual Support $500,000

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages
  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation
  • Minimum Annual Support $250,000

    • General Mills,Inc.
    • Kraft Foods
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • Wal-Mart
    • Walgreen Co.

    Minimum Annual Support $100,000

    • Abbott Diabetes Care
    • Blue Moon Licensing
    • Campbell Soup Company
    • Colgate-Palmolive Company
    • Home Diagnostics
    • Medtronic MiniMed
    • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    • Premera Blue Cross
    • Safeway Inc.
    (; accessed 12/2/06)

    Entered a relationship with Cadbury Schweppes. Cadbury Schweppes committed to support ADA programs nationally and locally, including Weight Loss Matters and America's Walk for Diabetes. As part of the agreement, Cadbury Schweppes will incorporate Weight Loss Matters healthy living messages in its promotional, advertising and point-of-sale materials. (; accessed 06/21/05)


    “The American Diabetes Council was formed for the sole purpose of disseminating information to the public. Information that can and does save lives. The council is a non-profit organization that works with various companies to assist in spreading the word of alternative treatments for many ailments/diseases. The council only works with companies that have track records that are impeccable and backed by the testimonials of their customers.” (; accessed 7/6/05)

    The American Diabetes Council endorses a single product: Angioprim, which is made by Ionetics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMC Holdings Corporation. (“GMC Holdings Announces a 3 for 1 Forward Split for Shareholders as of March 10th, 2002,” Business Wire, March 1, 2002, Friday) The vast majority of the American Diabetes Council webpage is devoted to discussing the merits of Angioprim.

    In 2005, the FDA issued a warning to Ionetics Corporation stating that Angioprim, which has never been approved by the FDA, is a drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because its labeling claims that Angioprim “is intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” The FDA letter then lists specific claims from the websites associated with Angioprim that violate the Act. (; accessed 7/6/05)

    According to the National Council Against Health Fraud, the drug websites mentioned in the FDA’s warning letter (,, and have not been corrected. They still contain the offending claims about the efficacy of Angioprim. (; accessed 7/6/05)

    The Council’s webpage,, is registered to Slocumb and Associates (now Central Marketing Solutions), and Jack Slocumb is the administrative contact and technical contact. (;jsessionid= SDFNNAXKQIWPKCWMEAQCFFA?whoistoken=25&_requestid=876639; accessed 7/8/05) Jack Slocumb is listed as a representative on the Angioprim website. (; accessed 7/8/05)

    (See also the American Heart Council)


    2003-2004 Donors (partial list):

    $100,000 or more

    • HealtheTech


    • Diabetes Care and Education
    • DPG
    • General Mills Foundation
    • Gerber Products Company
    • National Dairy Council


    • Colgate-Palmolive
    • ECOLAB
    • McNeil Nutritionals
    • Mead Johnson Nutritionals
    • National Dairy Council
    • Sunkist Growers, Inc.


    • The Almond Board of California
    • Cattlemen’s Beef Board and
    • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • ConAgra Foods
    • Morrison Management Specialists
    • Sodexho Health Care Services


    • Arkansas Dietetic Association
    • Coca-Cola Company
    • Food Marketing Institute
    • Kraft Foods
    (; accessed 8/2/05)

    A public policy workshop held in March 2001 was sponsored by American Soy Products, California Dried Plum Board, Egg Nutrition Center, Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers of America, Kashi, National Soft Drink Association, Sodexho, and Marriott Services. (ADA Courier, 5/01)

    Published a “Biotechnology Resource Kit,” which was funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information.” (ADA “Dear Member” letter; 2000) [See entry for Council for Biotechnology Information]

    ADA and DuPont have an agreement that enables ADA to place nutrition information on the web site Dupont is an investor in WebMD. (ADA Press Release, 10/16/00)

    In fiscal year 2000, the following companies contributed $10,000 or more: BASF Corp., Bristol Myers/Squibb, California Avocado Company, The Catfish Institute, ConAgra Foods, DMI Management, EcoLab, Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Gerber Products Company, Kellogg, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, Lipton, Mars, Inc., Mead Johnson Nutritionals, McNeil Consumer Products Company, Monsanto, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Dairy Council, National Fisheries Institute, National Pasta Association, The Peanut Institute, Potato Board, Procter & Gamble, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Viactiv, Worthington Foods. (ADA/ADAF 2000 Annual Report,; November 11, 2000)

    ADA and American Pharmaceutical Association (pharmacists) announced a joint consumer-education program on supplements; it is funded by Monsanto Life Sciences Company (press release, 11/8/99).

    The ADA co-produced, with funding from the ConAgra Foundation, a packet of information on food safety titled “Home Food Safety: It’s in Your Hands.” (Funding disclosed on packet on file at CSPI, Nov. 1999)

    The American Dietetic Association has announced that it will be seeking to endorse food products (Nov.-Dec. 1997 ADA Courier).

    The American Dietetic Association has received funding from numerous companies and receives underwriting for “fact sheets” on topics related to the companies’ products. Major ($100,000+) donors include: Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Weight Watchers International, Campbell Soup, National Dairy Council, Nestlé USA, Ross Products Division of Abbott Labs., Sandoz, Coca-Cola, Florida Department of Citrus, General Mills, Monsanto, Nabisco, Procter & Gamble, Uncle Ben’s, Wyeth-Ayerst Labs. (Nov-Dec 1996 ADA Courier)

    The following companies and organizations sponsored information sessions at the ADA’s 2002 Food and Nutrition Conference, held in Philadelphia, PA:

    • Almond Board of California
    • American Egg Board/Egg Nutrition Center
    • Aramark
    • ADM Kao LLC
    • Balance Bar Company
    • ConAgra Foods
    • DuPont Protein Technologies
    • General Mills
    • Gatorade Company
    • Gerber Products Company
    • H.J. Heinz
    • Hormel
    • Internationl Food Information Council
    • International Life Sciences Institute
    • Mars, Inc.
    • McNeil Nutritionals
    • MET-Rx
    • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • National Dairy Council
    • Pharmavite
    • Procter and Gamble
    • Quaker Oats
    • Ross Product Division
    • Sodexho Health Care Services
    • Sysco Corporation
    • United Soybean Board
    • United States Potato Board
    • Wheat Foods Council

    (; accessed 2/24/03)

    In 2002, the ADA entered into a partnership with Gerber Products Company to form the Start Healthy Nutrition Advisory Panel. The panel includes both experts from Gerber and ADA. (; accessed 2/24/03)


    American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology (AFACT) was organized by farmers frustrated by the loss of safe and valuable management tools with no scientific justification and no economic compensation. As the organization’s name implies, AFACT is dedicated to conserving existing safe management practices and supporting the advancement of new technologies with collaborative ties to all commodity segments and allied industries. (; accessed 6/3/08)

    AFACT was organized and continues to be funded in part by Monsanto to lobby for state laws prohibiting labels on milk cartons declaring when it is free of synthetic bovine growth hormone. Monsanto manufactures Posilac, a synthetic hormone used to increase milk production in cows. (Martin, A. Fighting on a Battlefield the Size of a Milk Label, New York Times, 3/9/08)


    AFSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and patient advocacy for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

    Corporate Donors 2000-2001

    • Campbell Family Foundation
    • IBM Employees
    • Pfizer, Inc.

    (, accessed 5/2/03)



    For the fiscal years from 03-04 to 06-07, AHA reports receiving $30,158,173 from pharmaceutical and medical device companies. It also reports an additional $28,246,371 in committed revenues (committed through signed agreements in 06-07) for the 07-08 fiscal year and beyond. (, accessed 1/30/09)

    Published a press release urging caution before discontinuing use of Vytorin. The non-profit also received $2 million from the Merck/Schering-Plough joint venture that made the drug (Saul, S. Heart Group Backs Drug Made by Ally, New York Times, 1/24/08)

    The AHA offers food manufacturers a food certification program, labeling with the Association’s “heart-check mark” foods that are low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. To cover the costs of administering the program, the AHA charges companies on a per product basis $7,500 for 1-9 products, $6,750 for 10-24 products and $5,940 for 25-99 products in their first year. To renew in subsequent years, the prices are $4,500, $4,050, and $3,570 respectively. (Email from Wilma Davis to CSPI, written 5/22/03; on file at CSPI) CSPI estimates that in 2002, with over 630 products certified, the AHA received over $2 million from its food certification program. (; accessed 5/22/03)

    Merck is spending $400,000 to finance an AHA program teaching 40,000 doctors to treat cholesterol according to guidelines. (Wall Street Journal, 6/14/98)

    American Heart Association was paid $450,000 by the Florida grapefruit growers for exclusive grapefruit use of the Association’s heart-healthy endorsement. (Phila. Inquirer, 5/7/97)

    American Heart Association has received $1.1 million (and an annual renewal potential of about $300,000) from food manufacturers as license fees to use the “heart check mark.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/7/97)

    AHA charges $2,500 (plus a yearly renewal charge of $650) for a company to put the association’s heart-check symbol on a package. Florida Dept. of Citrus paid $450,000 for exclusive promotion and advertising contract from 1994 until early 1997. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association paid $25,000 for its arrangement with the AHA to promote lean cuts of beef. For an agreement with ConAgra in 1992-93, the AHA received $3,500,000 for a TV program on nutrition. For companies that want an exclusive agreement with the AHA like that of the Florida citrus growers, the cost is $55,000 a quarter or $200,000 a year. Without exclusivity the cost is $25,000 a quarter or $90,000 a year. (New York Times, 10/22/97)

    National Livestock and Meat Board gave $189,000 to the AHA to sponsor the HeartRide cycling series. AHA says the program will help ensure that people don’t think that AHA recommends abstaining from meat. (IEG Sponsorship Report, on file at CSPI)

    American Heart Association has endorsed only Bayer aspirin. (New England Journal of Medicine, 9/4/97, p. 700) According to Kramer Laboratories, Inc. (Miami), “Bayer, as we understand it, contributes over $500,000 a year to the American Heart Association.” (Letter to AHA, 9/23/96) Web site is sponsored by Pfizer, Campbell, ConAgra (Healthy Choice), and Hoechst (Tufts Nutrition Navigator web site).

    Corporate Contributors greater than $100,000 include:

    • AstraZeneca LP
    • Sanofi-Aventis
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Braman Motors
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Centocor Inc.
    • Clear Channel Outdoor
    • ConAgra Foods
    • CV Therapeutics
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • IBM Co.
    • King Pharmaceuticals
    • KOS Pharmaceuticals
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Microlife Co.
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
    • Omron
    • PacifiCare
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Procter & Gamble Company
    • Reliant Pharmaceuticals
    • Roche Diagnostics
    • Ross Stores
    • Sanofi
    • Schering-Plough Corporation
    • Subway
    • Taketa Pharmaceuticals North America
    • Toyota Motor Co.
    • Walgreen Co.

    American Heart Association 2005 Annual Report (; accessed 4/26/06)


    “The American Heart Council is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to promoting an awareness of non-surgical Cardiovascular treatment methods. The American Heart Council supports and endorses non-surgical methods, that have been proven and shown effective through clinical studies and customer use. While we do endorse companies and their products, the Council does not make claims for the products or the Companies.” (; accessed 7/6/05)

    The American Heart Council endorses a single product: Angioprim, which is made by Ionetics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMC Holdings Corporation. (“GMC Holdings Announces a 3 for 1 Forward Split for Shareholders as of March 10th, 2002,” Business Wire, March 1, 2002, Friday) The vast majority of the American Heart Council webpage is devoted to discussing the merits of Angioprim.

    The Council’s webpage,, is registered to Slocumb and Associates (now Central Marketing Solutions), and Jack Slocumb is the administrative contact and technical contact. (;jsessionid= SDFNNAXKQIWPKCWMEAQCFFA?whoistoken=23&_requestid=876425; accessed 7/8/05) Jack Slocumb is listed as a representative on the Angioprim website. (; accessed 7/8/05)

    In 2005, the FDA issued a warning to Ionetics Corporation stating that Angioprim, which has never been approved by the FDA, is a drug under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because its labeling claims that Angioprim “is intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” The FDA letter then lists specific claims from the websites associated with Angioprim that violate the Act. (; accessed 7/6/05)

    According to the National Council Against Health Fraud, the drug websites mentioned in the FDA’s warning letter have not been corrected. They still contain the offending claims about the efficacy of Angioprim. (; accessed 7/6/05)

    (See also the American Diabetes Council)

    "The American Herpes Foundation (AHF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing information and clinical education about genital herpes and other herpes virus-related disease." (; accessed 11/2/06)

    Corporate Sponsors:

    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Supporters
    • Biovail Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Reliant Pharmaceuticals
    • Contributors
    • Focus Technologies
    • Gilead Sciences
    (; accessed 11/2/06)

    “The American Kidney Fund is the leading national voluntary health organization providing direct financial assistance for the benefit of kidney patients supported by comprehensive educational programs, clinical research and community service projects.”

    Corporate Donors (partial list)


    • Amgen Inc.
    • Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
    • Estate of Maria Falatieu
    • Fresenius Medical Care North America
    • National Nephrology Associates
    • Renal Care Group, Inc.
    • R & D Laboratories
    • Total Renal Care Inc.

    $25,000 to $99,999

    • Delaware Valley Dialysis, L.L.C.
    • Everest Healthcare Services Corp.
    • Fort Worth Dialysis Associates, Inc.
    • Melbourne Kidney Center, Inc.
    • Metroplex Recycling
    • Missouri Recycling Co.
    • Pa. Dialysis Clinic of Reading
    • Piedmont Dialysis Center, Inc.
    • Renal Care of Erie, Inc.
    • Tarrant Dialysis Centers

    $5,000 to $24,999

    • Ortho Biotech
    • Arkansas Renal Systems, L.L.C.
    • Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C.
    • Central Arkansas Dialysis & Transplantation
    • Dialysis Services of Pa., Inc.
    • Greenfield Health Systems
    • High Point Kidney Center
    • Irving Dialysis Center
    • Kansas Dialysis Services
    • Kidney Treatment Center, Inc.
    • Landow Management Company
    • Lexington Dialysis Center
    • Meridian Health System
    • Marsh, Inc.
    • Miller-Dwan Medical Center
    • Nephrology Foundation of Brooklyn
    • Nephrology Nursing Service, Inc.
    • Phycor of Hattiesburg, Inc.
    • Phycor of Pensacola, Inc.
    • Renal Care of Oil City
    • Renal Center of Philadelphia
    • Renal Management, Inc.
    • Sandcastle Dialysis
    • Signal Corporation
    • WV-VA Nephrology Associates, Ltd.

    (2000 Annual Report, American Kidney Fund,


    ”To promote the principles of federalism by developing and promoting policies that reflect the Jeffersonian principles that the powers of government are derived from, and assigned to, first the People, then the States, and finally the National Government. To enlist state legislators from all parties and members of the private sector who share ALEC's mission. To engage in an ongoing effort to promote Jeffersonian principles among elected officials, the private sector, and the general public, for the purpose of enacting substantive and genuine legislative reforms consistent with the ALEC mission. To conduct a policy making program that unites members of the public and private sector in a dynamic partnership to support research, policy development, and dissemination activities. To prepare the next generation of political leadership through educational programs that promote the principles of Jeffersonian democracy, which are necessary for a free society.” (; accessed 4/21/05)

    Received donations from ExxonMobil. (Lee, John. "Exxon backs groups that question global warming," The New York Times, 5/28/03) According to, ALEC receives financial support from over 200 corporations, including Coors, Amway, IBM, Ford, Philip Morris, Texaco, Enron, Amoco, Chevron, R.J. Reynolds, AT&T, American Nuclear Energy Council, Chlorine Chemistry Council, American Petroleum Institute, and Shell Oil. (; accessed 4.21.05)

    Board of Directors members, Private Enterprise Board:

    • Kurt L. Malmgren, PhRMA, Chairman
    • Scott Fisher, Altria Corporate Services, Inc., Second Vice Chairman
    • Pete Poynter, BellSouth Corporation, Treasurer
    • Michael K. Morgan, Koch Industries, Immediate Past Chairman
    • Allan E. Auger, Coors Brewing Company, Chairman Emeritus
    • Ronald F. Scheberle, Verizon Communications, Inc., Chairman Emeritus

    (; accessed 4/21/05)

    Sponsor List:

    Alcoholic Beverages

    • Coors Brewing Company
    • Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
    • Miller Brewing Company
    • Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.
    • Seagram North America


    • Avis Rent a Car
    • DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    • Ford Motor Company
    • General Motors Corporation

    Banks/Financial Services

    • American General Financial Group
    • American Express Company
    • Bank of America
    • Community Financial Services Corporation
    • Credit Card Coalition
    • Credit Union National Association, Inc
    • Fidelity Investments
    • Harris Trust & Savings Bank
    • Household International
    • LaSalle National Bank
    • J.P. Morgan & Company
    • Non-Bank Funds Transmitters Group

    Criminal Justice

    • American Bail Corporation
    • Corrections Corporation of America
    • National Association of Bail Insurance Companies
    • Wackenhut Corrections

    Energy Producers/Oil

    • American Petroleum Institute
    • Amoco Corporation
    • ARCO
    • BP America, Inc.
    • Caltex Petroleum
    • Chevron Corporation
    • ExxonMobil Corporation
    • Mobil Oil Corporation
    • Phillips Petroleum Company

    Energy Producers/Other

    • American Electric Power Association
    • American Gas Association
    • Center for Energy and Economic Development
    • Commonwealth Edison Company
    • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
    • Edison Electric Institute
    • Enron Corporation
    • Independent Power Producers of New York
    • Koch Industries, Inc.
    • Mid-American Energy Company
    • Natural Gas Supply Association
    • PG&E Corporation/PG&E National Energy Group
    • U.S. Generating Company

    Health Care

    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Baxter Healthcare Corporation


    • Alliance of American Insurers
    • Allstate Insurance Company
    • American Council of Life Insurance
    • American Insurance Association
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Corporation
    • Fortis Health
    • GEICO
    • Golden Rule Insurance Company
    • Guarantee Trust Life Insurance
    • MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company
    • National Association of Independent Insurers
    • Nationwide Insurance/National Financial
    • State Farm Insurance Companies
    • Wausau Insurance Companies
    • Zurich Insurance


    • Skelding, Labasky, Corry, Hauser, Metz & Daws
    • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker


    • American Plastics Council
    • Archer Daniels Midland Corporation
    • AutoZone, Inc. (aftermarket automotive parts)
    • Cargill, Inc.
    • Caterpillar, Inc.
    • Chlorine Chemistry Council
    • Deere & Company
    • Fruit of the Loom
    • Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Inland Steel Industries, Inc.
    • International Game Technology
    • International Paper
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Keystone Automotive Industries
    • Motorola, Inc.
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Sara Lee Corporation


    • American Lawyer Media, Inc.
    • R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company
    • Primedia, Inc.
    • The Washington Times


    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Eli Lilly & Company
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
    • Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.
    • Merck & Company, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.
    • Schering-Plough Corporation
    • Smith, Kline & French
    • WYETH, a division of American Home Products Corporation


    • McDonald’s Corporation
    • Wendy’s International, Inc.


    • America Online
    • Americans for Technology Leadership
    • Intel Corporation
    • KeySpan
    • Microsoft Corporation


    • AT&T
    • Ameritech
    • BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.
    • GTE Corporation
    • MCI
    • National Cable and Telecommunications Association
    • SBC Communications, Inc.
    • Sprint
    • UST Public Affairs, Inc.
    • Verizon Communications, Inc.


    • Cigar Association of America, Inc.
    • Lorillard Tobacco Company
    • Philip Morris Management Corporation
    • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    • Smokeless Tobacco Council


    • Air Transport Association of America
    • American Trucking Association
    • The Boeing Company
    • United Airlines
    • United Parcel Service


    • Amway Corporation
    • Cabot Sedgewick
    • Cendant Corporation
    • Corrections Corporation of America
    • Dresser Industries
    • Federated Department Stores
    • International Gold Corporation
    • Mary Kay Cosmetics
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • Newmont Mining Corporation
    • Quaker Oats
    • Sears, Roebuck & Company
    • Service Corporation International
    • Taxpayers Network, Inc.
    • Turner Construction
    • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    (; accessed 4/21/05)


    “The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to prevent, treat, and cure hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education, and advocacy on behalf of those affected by or at risk of liver disease.” (2001 Annual Report, American Liver Foundation,

    The Foundation received about $2.5 million over the past five years from Schering-Plough Corp., maker of a drug to treat hepatitis C virus. (Washington Post, 9/12/00, p.1)

    Corporate Donors 2001 (partial list)

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Acco Brands Inc.
    • Active.Com
    • AeroGen, Inc.
    • Alabama Cattlemen’s Association
    • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
    • Alabama Gas Corp.
    • Algonquin Gas Transmission Co.
    • Amgen Inc.
    • AmSouth Bank
    • Anadon Farm
    • Associates PC
    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Axcan Scandipharm Inc.
    • Bank of America
    • Banner Health Systems
    • Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering Co, Inc.
    • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
    • Baxter International
    • Bechtel, Inc.
    • BellSouth
    • Benaroya Capitol Company
    • Bio-Plexus, Inc.
    • Biogen Inc.
    • BJC Health System
    • BlueCross BlueShield
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
    • Boston Scientific Corporation
    • Boston Federal Savings Bank
    • BP Amoco Corporation
    • Brookfield Farms
    • Centocor Inc.
    • Chiron Corporation
    • Cigna Health Corporation
    • Cingular Wireless
    • Circe Biomedical, Inc.
    • Citigroup Foundation
    • City National Bank
    • Clean-Tech Co.
    • Clear Channel Radio
    • Computer Associates International, Inc.
    • Connecticut Laser LLC
    • Continental Airlines
    • Corporate Philanthropy Services
    • CVS Corporation
    • Discount Tire Company
    • Duke Energy
    • DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Fidelity Investments
    • Fiduciary Trust Company International
    • Filene’s Basement
    • Filene’s
    • Firstar Trust Services
    • Fleet
    • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
    • GE Energy Products
    • GE Capital Corp.
    • Genentech Inc.
    • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Grubb & Ellis
    • Hainsworth Company
    • Home Access Health Corporation
    • Honeywell International Foundation
    • ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Inova Fairfax Hospital
    • Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference
    • Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • J P Morgan
    • John Hancock Life Insurance Company
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Kemper Insurance Companies
    • Key Foundation
    • Lahey Clinic Inc.
    • Legal Seafoods Inc.
    • Liberty Brokerage Investment Corp.
    • Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications
    • Matrix Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • Maxim Pharmaceuticals
    • Mayo Clinic Arizona
    • McKinsey & Company Inc,
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Mercedes-Benz US International Inc.
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC
    • Merrill Lynch
    • Metropolitan Life Foundation
    • Microsoft
    • NABI
    • National Linen Service
    • Nationwide Foods Inc.
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • Olympus America Inc.
    • Oracle
    • Ortho Biotech Products, LP
    • Owens Corning Metal Systems
    • Pepsi-Cola
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Pharmaceutical Inc.
    • Pitney Bowes Inc.
    • Power Media Inc.
    • Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Roche Laboratories Inc.
    • Saint Louis University Hospital
    • Salomon Smith Barney
    • Sara Lee Foundation
    • Schering Hepatitis Innovations
    • SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Teletime Media
    • The Chase Manhattan Bank
    • The California Endowment
    • The Emory Clinic Inc.
    • The Home Depot USA
    • The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.
    • The Gillette Company
    • The May Department Stores Company
    • TRW Systems and Information Technology Group
    • TRX Inc. - Technology Services/Dallas
    • UCSF Division of Gastroenterology
    • UMASS Memorial Hospital
    • Valley of the Sun United Way
    • Verizon Foundation
    • Walgreens
    • Washington Mutual Bank
    • Washington University
    • Westchester Medical Center
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals

    (2001 Annual Report, American Liver Foundation,


    "The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health... Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies."

    2005 Corporate Sponsors:

    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • IVAX Laboratories, Inc.
    • 3M Filtrete
    • ALTANA Pharma
    • Honeywell International
    • Schering-Plough
    • Calpine
    • Carpenter Co.
    • The IQAir Group
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Kindred Healthcare
    • ProTeam Inc.
    • Toyota Motor Sales

    (; accessed 6/28/06)

    The German drug company Altana AG and the American Lung Association have teamed up to produce Lung magazine, which will be distributed through doctor offices and to association affiliates. An Altana-Aventis partnership is currently seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for Alvesco, an asthma drug. (FDA WebReview, 1/30/06)


    AMA planned a campaign to remind doctors of ethical guidelines limiting their acceptance of gifts from pharmaceutical companies. The campaign was to be sponsored by Eli Lilly Corporation. (USA Today, 4/27/01, “Drugmakers bankroll ethics guidelines on ‘freebies’”)

    In 1997, the American Medical Association agreed to endorse products made by the Sunbeam Corporation. The five-year agreement would have placed the AMA’s logo on a line of thermometers, blood pressure monitors, and other home healthcare products and generated millions of dollars in royalties for the medical group (New York Times, 8/13/97, p. A1). However, the AMA hadn’t evaluated the quality and cost of the products (New York Times, 5/17/97, p. D6). As a result of media publicity and concerned AMA members, the deal was scrapped and five of the group’s executive leadership left the AMA (New York Times, 9/20/97, p. D2; Chicago Sun Times, 11/1/97, p. A1). Subsequently, Sunbeam sued the AMA for breach of contract and won a $9.9 million settlement. (Medical Industry Today, 8/4/98)


    AMWA cosponsored the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers website (see NAMM site; reported in AMWA website, December 18, 1997).

    “AMWA’s Advanced Curriculum on Women’s Health Part I and Part II were sponsored by educational grants from The Upjohn Company, which were instrumental in developing the curriculum, and by contributions from Aetna Health Plans, Astra/Merck, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company, Marion Merrell Dow, Mead Johnson Division, Trylon Corporation, and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Contributions are being solicited for the 1998 program.” (, December 18, 1997)

    The Education Project on Coronary Heart Disease in Women is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Dupont Radiopharma-ceuticals. The nutritional module is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers. (, December 18, 1997)

    According to Modern Healthcare, the AMWA Product Acceptance Program, which was active from 1985 to at least 1998, included NatureMade Vitamins. A nonexclusive arrangement cost $25,000 to review a product to see if it enhances women’s health, and can say “AMWA Accepted.” (Modern Healthcare, 2/2/98)

    2002 Corporate Partners of the AMWA Foundation. (Corporate members contribute $10,000 annually in support of the Foundation.)

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • AstraZeneca
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • The Procter & Gamble Company
    • Wyeth

    (, accessed 5/2/03)


    The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), founded in 1940, is the leading professional organization for biomedical communicators.


    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America


    • Abbott Laboratories Fund
    • Greenberg News Networks
    • J&J Pharmaceutical Research & Development
    • Pfizer Inc.

    Sustaining Member

    • Sanofi-Synthelabo

    Supporting Members

    • Abelson-Taylor, Inc.
    • Centocor, Inc., Malvern PA
    • Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc.
    • Covance Periapproval Services Inc.
    • Kelly Scientific Resources
    • MedFocus Clinical Research Consulting Opportunities
    • New Horizons Recruiting, LLC
    • Pharmaceutical Careers, Inc.
    • Physicians World
    • PlaceMart Personnel Service
    • Rete Biomedical Communications Corp.
    • RPS, Inc.

    (; accessed 8/18/03)

    Sponsors of the 2003 Annual Conference include:

    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • IDEC Pharmaceutical Corporation
    • ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
    • Schering-Plough Research Institute
    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America

    (; accessed 8/20/03)


    According to the Wall Street Journal, this organization, formed in April 1995, is “a lay advocacy group representing the interest of the 70 to 80 million obese American women and children and adults afflicted with the disease of obesity.” It has one member. “Dr. Atkinson says the group receives most of its funding — several hundred thousand dollars in all — from the pharmaceuticals industry, including Interneuron, American Home Products, Roche Laboratories, Knoll Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Servier — all of which market or develop diet pills.” (Wall Street Journal, 2/9/98, B1)

    AOA Corporate Sponsors include:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Aventis SA
    • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson company)
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Health Management Resources
    • Hoffman LaRoche, Inc.
    • Jenny Craig International
    • Novartis Nutrition Corporation
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson company)
    • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Slim-Fast Foods Company
    • Weight Watchers International, Inc.

    Companies contributed their name to support one or many issues undertaken by the AOA include:

    • Amgen, Inc.
    • Jenny Craig, Inc.
    • Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
    • Law Offices of Susan Wasserman 
    • Medeva Pharmaceuticals 
    • Novartis Nutrition Corporation 
    • Tanita Corporation
    • Weight Watchers International, Inc.

    (; accessed 12/03/03)


    A medical specialty society that works to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.

    Corporate Advisory Council (partial list, 2001)

    Grand Patron ($20,000)

    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Pfizer, Inc.

    Patron ($15,000)

    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica

    Sustaining Member ($10,000)

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Forest Pharmaceuticals
    • GlaxoSmithKline

    Sponsor ($5,000)

    • Alza Pharmaceuticals
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

    (; accessed 9/18/02)

    According to a Washington Post article on the role of industry in medical meetings, “in several dozen symposiums during the weeklong [American Psychiatric Association] meeting, companies paid the APA about $50,000 per session to control which scientists and papers were presented and to help shape the presentations.” (Washington Post, 5/26/02, p. A10) The 2002 Annual meeting had a total of 42 industry-sponsored symposiums sponsored by the following companies:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • AstraZeneca
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Cephalon
    • Cyberonics, Inc.
    • Eisai, Inc.
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Forest Laboratories
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica
    • Organnon, Inc.
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
    • Pfizer
    • Shire U.S.
    • Sepracor
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
    • Somerset Pharmaceuticals
    • Novartis
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 9/18/02)


    “The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.” (; accessed 5/2/03)

    Corporate Donors 2002-2003

    $250,000 and above

    • Trammel Crow

    $100,000 and above

    • The Psychological Corporation

    $10,000 and above

    • Bank of America
    • SilverPlatter Information Inc.

    (; accessed 5/2/03)


    APHA received a $25,000 grant from Colgate-Palmolive (Nation’s Health, 1/99, p.7)

    APHA received a $1 million grant over five years from Colgate-Palmolive to help APHA’s public-education effort. (Nation’s Health, April, 1999, p. 1)


    The American Red Cross received $100,000 from the Chlorine Chemistry Council to launch the Water Relief Network on 6/21/96. The network provides the American Red Cross access to a variety of products that can be used in global disaster relief efforts. ( 6/5/01)

    According to the New York Times, this organization has a policy against endorsing commercial products, but for two years it endorsed Laerdahl Medical Corporation’s (a Norwegian company) CPR mannequins. (New York Times, 1/26/97)


    “[The] Corporate Member Council represents a partnership of the ASRM Officers and Directors and the Corporate Members. It is designed to facilitate open and ongoing dialogue between the two. Its purpose is to identify and maximize common interests related to reproductive medicine and develop collaborative educational initiatives which serve to enhance the practice of reproductive medicine.”

    Corporate Members ($3,000)

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
    • Cook Ob/Gyn
    • CooperSurgical
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Elsevier Science, Inc.
    • Endeavor Pharmaceuticals
    • Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Gynecare (a Division of Ethicon, Inc.)
    • IntegraMed
    • Ivpcare
    • Organon, Inc.
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
    • Pfizer Women’s Healthcare
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • SAGE BioPharma, Inc.
    • Serono, Inc.
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Stone Ridge Partners, Inc.
    • TAP, Inc.
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 7/16/02)


    “The mission of the ASCO is to improve cancer care and prevention.”

    Corporate Sponsors (partial list)

    • Agouron Pharmaceuticals
    • Alza Pharmaceuticals
    • Amgen
    • ASCO State-Regional Affiliates Program
    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
    • Aventis Oncology
    • Bayer
    • Berlex Laboratories
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology
    • G.D. Searle
    • Genentech
    • Glaxo Wellcome
    • Hoechst Marion Roussel
    • IDEC Pharmaceuticals
    • ImClone Systems Incorporated
    • Immunex
    • Lilly Oncology
    • Matrix Pharmaceuticals
    • Merck and Company
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Ortho-Biotech-Janssen Research Foundation
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Rhone Poulenc Rorer
    • Roche Laboratories
    • Roxane Laboratories
    • Sanofi-Synthelabo
    • SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
    • Vitas Healthcare
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

    (,1003,_12-002195-00_18-0012824-00_19-0012937-00_20-0026,00.asp; accessed 5/2/03)


    “The ASTS Foundation will advance the field of Transplantation by supporting the mission and activities of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. The mission of the ASTS Foundation is to serve as the endowment vehicle of the ASTS. Funds generated will be used to provide support for ASTS sponsored initiatives such as education, fellowships and other training, and research.” (; accessed 3/22/05)

    Industry sponsors providing unrestricted educational grants:

    • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
    • Novartis
    • Roche
    • Wyeth
    • Genzyme
    • Enzon Pharmaceuticals
    • MedImmune, Inc.

    (; accessed 3/22/05)


    “The American Society of Transplantation (AST) was founded in 1982 and is an organization of more then 2,200 transplant professionals dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplantation. Our goal is to offer a forum for the exchange of knowledge, scientific information and expertise in the field of transplantation.” (; accessed 3/22/05)

    Industry sponsors providing unrestricted educational grants:

    • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
    • Novartis
    • Roche
    • Wyeth
    • Genzyme
    • Pfizer
    • MedImmune, Inc.
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • ViraCor
    • Wyeth
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Schering-Plough
    • Focus Diagnostics
    • Gilead Sciences
    • Genentech

    (; accessed 3/22/05)


    According to the Washington Monthly, “the Boots company, which manufactures a thyroid product, has at various times provided 60 percent of the funding for the American Thyroid Association.” (Washington Monthly, May 2000, p. 36)


    A September 15, 1997, AVMA statement said:

    “Bayer Animal Health and Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. have pledged major financial commitments to the AVMA over the next few years. AVMA president (1996-1997), Dr. Mary Beth Leininger, told attendees: ‘Tonight, two great companies Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. and Bayer Animal Health are joining with me in making the first public announcement of an unprecedented level of corporate support for our profession and our Association.... Each of the companies has generously pledged to provide the profession and AVMA with ground breaking support over the next three to five years. This historic action on the part of Hill’s and Bayer will take the form of direct financial support of AVMA-sponsored programs and projects and the allocation of their corporate resources to greatly enhance these efforts. With tonight’s announcement, Hill’s and Bayer have gone beyond simple sponsorship. These two companies are showing through this historic and unique commitment an understanding and belief in the important interrelationship between our profession and the entire animal health care industry that we have not seen before.’”

    [Robert Wheeler, chairman and CEO of Hill’s:] “Today I take great pleasure in announcing that Hill’s will fund AVMA at a level of $1 million over three years. These funds will support the AVMA convention and a myriad of other meetings in disaster relief, animal welfare, educational symposia, and veterinary practice management.”

    [John Payne of Bayer said:] “That’s why I am proud to announce a long-range, five-year financial commitment to the AVMA.”

    “Dr. Leininger summed it up. ‘This is a landmark day for all of us, thanks to Bayer and Hill’s.’” (, October 26, 2000)


    “ABEC is a national, non-profit organization designed to promote a dialogue with community leaders across the U.S. on issues involving America’s growing demand for electricity. ABEC will advocate in support of policies that strike the proper balance between protecting the environment and providing for continued economic growth and prosperity for America’s working families...America’s coal-based electricity industry (producers, transporters, and electricity generators) have provided the primary initial funding for this worthwhile project.” (; accessed 6/04/03)

    Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC) is a nonprofit group funded by railroads, coal producers and users, and electric utilities. Its sponsors include the utility conglomerate Southern, one of the leading U.S. energy producers, and the American Association of Railroads, whose membership transport coal (Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 4/21/00). ABEC’s advertisements advocate on behalf of the use of coal.

    ABEC began a national television campaign in April 2000 advocating an increased use of coal for the nation's electrical needs. The ads say increased coal use led to improvements in the environment. The ad was scheduled to run indefinitely on CNN and Headline News (National Journal Group, 7/11/00). The total cost for the ad campaign will be “more than $5 million in 2000.” (Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 4/21/00).

    “[C]oal, rail and power companies such as Peabody Holdings Inc., Burlington Northern/Santa Fe, and Southern Co., provided funding last year to start Americans for Balanced Energy Choices, to develop grass-roots support for coal. ABEC has set up a Web site and prepared a media advertising budget of several million dollars to…counter the influence of environmental organizations.” (Washington Post, March 25, 2001, A05)

    The total cost for ABEC’s legislative issue ad campaign for 2001-2002 was an estimated $8.32 million. (Falk, Erika. Legislative Issue Advertising in the 107th Congress July 2003, The Annenberg Public Policy Center, 2003, page 12.; accessed 6/04/03)


    The An Group is an unaffiliated non-profit established by manufacturers of acrylonitrile, a chemical used to make acrylic fiber.

    Corporate Members:

    • Innovene
    • Cytec Industries Inc.
    • DuPont Company
    • GE Advanced Materials - Plastics
    • Lanxess Corporation
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • Solutia Inc.

    (; accessed 9/12/06)


    The Animal Health Institute "represents manufacturers of animal health care products used to produce a safe supply of meat, milk, poultry and eggs, and the veterinary medicines that help pets live longer, healthier lives."

    Member Companies:

    • Abbott Animal Health
    • Alpharma Inc., Animal Health Division
    • Bayer Healthcare LLC, Animal Health Division
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
    • Colorado Serum Company
    • Dow AgroSciences
    • Elanco Animal Health
    • Fort Dodge Animal Health, Division of Wyeth
    • The Hartz Mountain Corporation
    • Intervet Inc
    • Merial Limited
    • Monsanto Company
    • MVP Laboratories, Inc.
    • Novartis Animal Health US, Inc.
    • Pfizer Animal Health
    • Phibro Animal Health
    • Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation
    • Virbac Corporation
    (; accessed 5/2/06)

    “The Annapolis Center is a national, non-profit, educational organization that supports and promotes responsible energy, environmental, health, and safety decision-making.” (; accessed 4/22/05)

    Stanley T. Crooke, M.D., Ph.D., founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Isis Pharmaceuticals, was elected to the board of directors. (U.S. Newswire, 4/1/05) The Annapolis Center is funded primarily by the National Association of Manufacturers. The Center's founder and COO, Richard Seibert, was a former National Association of Manufacturers vice president. (; accessed 4/21/05)

    Other board of directors’ members with industry ties include:

    • George K. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H. Partner, New World Healthcare Solutions, a medical consulting and executive search firm.
    • Richard E. Hug Director and Chairman Emeritus, Koppers Company, Inc.
    • John Parker, M.D. Vice President for Corporate Development, Science Applications International Corporation
    • Charles Harmon Pierce, M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D. Vice President of Medical Affairs, North America for Harrison Clinical Research
    • Ford Rowan Co-founder of Rowan & Blewitt Inc. Principal author, “Crisis Prevention, Management and Communication,” published by the National Association of Manufacturers, 1991
    • Jack W. Snyder, M.D., J.D., Ph.D. Lecturer, advisor, and consultant to corporate, academic, legal, and governmental organizations
    • George T. Wolff, Ph.D. Principal Scientist, General Motors’ Public Policy Center.
    • (; accessed 4/22/05)

      ExxonMobil donations:

      2002: $70,000 for general support Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report (; accessed 4/21/05)



    A 501(c)3 non-profit organization to “promote responsible environmental, health and safety decision-making.” (, 10/31/00)

    According to the it's website, the center's unrestricted funding grants come "from many different sources, including...corporate contributions."

    The Center also states that it "does not list its funders on its Website as most scientists and academicians visit the Website when invited to participate in an Annapolis Center workshop....Because [the Center is] concerned that even the appearance of knowing who funds the Center could be stated as influencing the deliberations of our closed workshops, they are not made public." (; accessed 4/26/04)

    Board of Directors

    • Vice Admiral Harold M. Koenig (Ret.), Chairman, former Surgeon General, U.S. Navy
    • Harrison H. Schmitt, Ph.D., Chairman Emeritus, former U.S. Senator, former Apollo Astronaut
    • S. John Byington, former Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission
    • William E. Cooper, Ph.D., Dept. of Zoology, Michigan State University
    • Lois S. Gold, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
    • George Gray, Ph.D., Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health
    • John Griffin, former Secretary, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
    • Robert L. Hirsch, Ph.D., Advanced Power Technologies, Inc.
    • Nancy Kerkvliet, Ph.D., Oregon State University
    • Claire M. Lathers, Ph.D., F.C.P., Chief Scientific Officer, Barr Lab., Inc.
    • Ford Rowan, former PBS and NBC reporter, Rowan & Blewitt
    • Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Dean, Huxley College
    • Jack W. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    • George Wolff, Ph.D., Principle Scientist, General Motors Corp., former chair, EPA Clean Air Science

    The institute’s Mr. Richard Seibert declined to tell CSPI (G. Barron) who its funders are (Oct. 2000).

    According to the Wall Street Journal, 80% of the funding for the Center comes from the National Association of Manufacturers. (Wall Street Journal, 1/16/97)


    “The mission of The Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.” (; accessed 5/22/03)

    List of sponsors who contributed $100,000 or more annually:

    • Abbott Immunology
    • Amgen
    • Bayer Consumer Care
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Centocor
    • Genentech
    • HealthSouth Corporation
    • McNeil
    • Nature Made® TripleFlex™
    • Pfizer Animal Health
    • RehabCare
    • U.S. Nutrition
    • Watkins Manufacturing
    • Weider Nutrition International
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 2/27/06)

    According to The Sacramento Bee, the Arthritis Foundation’s “Ease-of-Use” program allows companies to put the foundation’s seal on a product provided that the product in question passes an examination and the company donates $25,000. (Sacramento Bee, “Arthritis Foundation is Open About Funding,” 6/26/05) The following companies are listed as members of the “Ease-of-Use” program:

    • BIC USA, Inc.
    • Bionic Gloves
    • Cardinal Brands (Ring Binders)
    • Designer Appliances (Aerobic Mouse)
    • dj Orthopedics (Bracing Products)
    • Exercyle Company
    • Fiskars Garden & Outdoor Living
    • Folgers Coffee Company
    • Golf Pride
    • Grabber Performance Group (Heat Treat Warmers)
    • Joint Juice
    • LifeScan (a J&J company)
    • Oreck Corporation
    • Owens-Illinois Prescription Products
    • Pactiv Corporation (Hefty One Zip)
    • Pentel of America, Ltd.
    • Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (BenGay)
    • Pilot Pen Corporation of America
    • ThermoSpas
    • Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (Advil)

    Other Sponsors:

    • CIBC World Markets
    • Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 6/28/05)

    2001 Funders include:

    $500,000 - $999,999

    • Amgen Inc.
    • Bayer Consumer Care
    • Immunex Corporation
    • Rexall Sundown Inc.
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

    $250,000 - $499,999

    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Merck & Co. Inc.
    • Pharmacia Corp.

    $100,000 - $249,999

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • Barr Laboratories Inc.
    • Centocor Inc.
    • HealthSouth Corp.
    • The Hoglund Foundation
    • New York State Laborers’ Health & Safety Trust Fund
    • Schering-Plough HealthCare Products Inc.
    • Weider Nutrition

    $50,000 - $99,999

    • Pfizer’s Warner Lambert Consumer Group
    • Royal Appliance Mfg. Co.
    • Watkins Manufacturing Co.

    $25,000 - $49,999

    • Cardinal Brands
    • Grabber Performance Group
    • Leading Lady
    • The J.M. Long Foundation
    • Pactiv Corporation
    • The Roslyn Savings Foundation
    • Sonic Corp. Medical Research Foundation
    • Wyeth Consumer Healthcare

    $10,000 - $24,999

    • Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corp.
    • Garden Pals
    • Hillcrest Medical Center Foundation
    • Oxnard Foundation
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Pilot Pen Corporation of America
    • Quick & Reilly
    • Dr. Scholl Foundation
    • Tucson Marriott Business Council
    • UPMC Health System
    • Webster Industries

    (Annual Report 2001, Arthritis Foundation;; accessed 5/28/03)

    “Website sponsors. The Arthritis Foundation is pleased to recognize the following companies and organizations, each of which, during 2000, contributed $100,000 or more to support our mission:” Amgen, Aventis, Bioglan Pharma,, Centocor, Cypress BioScience, HealthSouth Corporation, Hot Spring Spas, Merck & Co. Inc., Pfizer’s Warner-Lambert Consumer Group, The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, Rexall Sundown, Royal Appliance Manufacturing Company, Searle, Weider Nutrition International, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories (; 9/11/00)

    According to an Associated Press story, “the [Arthritis Foundation] had agreed to the use of its logo in the ads in exchange for $350,000 in contributions by Rexall [Sundown] to an arthritis education campaign. But the ads, which claim Osteo Bi-Flex helps repair and rebuild cartilage, began appearing in national magazines in May without review by the foundation.” (AP, 6/6/99)

    Arthritis Foundation licensed its name to McNeil Consumer Products for aspirin, acetominophen, and ibuprofen-containing products. A coalition of Minnesota and 18 other state attorneys general won a $2 million settlement from McNeil in 1996 for deceiving consumers with products labeled with the Arthritis Foundation name. (Press release from Minnesota attorney general, 10/16/96)


    According to the group's website, AEHS "was created to facilitate communication and foster cooperation among professionals concerned with the challenge of soil protection and cleanup....encourag[ing] dialogue among disciplines, industries, sectors of society and the economy, and countries. (; accessed 3/2/04)

    In January 1999, AEHS formed a panel to review potential human health and ecological risks from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) detected in Wisconsin's Fox River at the request of the Fox River Group--a consortium of six companies inluding Appleton Papers Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, NCR Corporation, P. H. Glatfelter Company, Riverside Paper Corporation and WTM I Company--responsible for contaminating the Fox River with Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). (;;accessed 7/1/04)

    Past Sponsors and Supporters of AEHS's annual Soils, Sediments, and Water Conference include:

    • Academic Press
    • American Petroleum Institute
    • Anaheim Public Utilities
    • Association of American Railroads
    • BP Amoco
    • CER Corporation
    • CH2M Hill
    • Chemical Landholdings
    • Chevron Research and Technology
    • CRC Press
    • EARC
    • Earth Tech
    • Electric Power Research Institute
    • ENSR International
    • Exponent
    • Exxon Biomedical Sciences
    • Foster Wheeler Environmental
    • Gas Research Institute
    • Geomatrix Consultants, Inc.
    • Gradient Corporation
    • Hazard Management Consulting, Inc.
    • IT Corporation
    • K-V Associates, Inc.
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • LFR Levine-Fricke
    • Lyondell Chemical Company
    • Maxus Energy Corp.
    • McLaren/Hart
    • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    • National Water Research Institute (NWRI)
    • Naval Facilities Engineering Command
    • Oxygenated Fuels Association
    • Parsons
    • Port of Los Angeles
    • Regenesis
    • RETEC Group (ThermoRetec)
    • Safety Kleen
    • Sandia National Laboratory
    • Sempra Energy
    • Shell Oil Company/Shell Global Solutions
    • Southern California Edison
    • TestAmerica
    • Texaco
    • US EPA/OUST/Region 9
    • Woodward-Clyde
    (; accessed 7/1/04)

    AEHS Scientific Advisory Board members include:
    Rick Ahlers, LFR Levine Fricke
    Hossein Alimi, Global Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry
    Alan Baker, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Bruce Bauman, American Petroleum Institute
    David Belluck, Minnesota Department of Transportation
    Dorothy Bishop, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Allen Blodgett, URS Corporation
    Gordon Boggs, EPA-CA, Regional Water Quality
    Patrick Brady, Sandia National Laboratory
    George Brilis, US EPA
    Henry Camp, ICF Consulting
    Leo Carden, UXO/OE Services
    Bart Chadwick, SPAWARSYSCEN
    Hsien Chen, Earth Tech
    Andrew Coleman, Electric Power Research Institute
    Rodney Crother, SECOR International, Inc.
    Ralph De La Parra, Southern California Edison
    Rula Deeb, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
    Brendan Dooher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    James Dragun, The Dragun Corporation
    Maggie Fitzgerald, CH2M Hill
    Chris Foley, Port of Los Angeles
    Gary Foote, Geomatrix Consultants, Inc.
    James Frampton, CA Dept. of Toxic Substance Control
    Kevin Graves, State Water Resources Control Board
    Peter Guest, Parsons
    Mark Harris, Exponent
    Elizabeth Harvey, Chevron Research and Technology
    Susan Henry, URS Corporation
    John Hills, Irvine Water District
    Wallace Hise, Shaw Beneco, Inc.
    Karl Hoenke, Chevron Environmental Management Co.
    Richard Hurst, Hurst & Associates, Inc.
    Leslie Karr, NFESC
    William Kerfoot, Kerfoot Technologies, Inc.
    Steve Koenigsberg, Regenesis
    Paul Kostecki, AEHS
    William Kucharski, Ecology and the Environment
    Conrad Leslie, Q&S Engineering, Inc.
    Ron Linsky, National Water Research Institute
    Chris L'Orange, Drinker, Biddle, and Reath LLP
    Dave Ludwig, Blasland, Bouck and Lee, Inc.
    Kevin Mayer, Steptoe and Johnson LLP
    Craig McCormack, Washington Dept of Ecology
    Thomas Mohr, Santa Clara Valley Water District
    Robert Morrison, DPRA, Inc.
    Ellen Moyer, Greenvironment, LLC
    Debbie Neev, Earth Tech
    Lee Newman, University of South Carolina
    Marjorie Norman, Foster Wheeler Environmental
    Robert Olfenbuttel, Battelle
    Niki Pasvantis, Shell Oil Company
    Dennis Paustenbach, Exponent
    Ioana Petrisor, DPRA, Inc
    Marco Pecile, ENSR International
    Lynne M. Preslo, GeoEco, Inc.
    Deborah Proctor, Exponent
    Paul Rakowski, NAVFACENGCOM Farshad Razmdjoo, ENVIRON International Corporation
    Don Rice, CH2M Hill
    Yue Rong, CA Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Randy Roth, ResNet
    Clay Sandidge, ARCADIS
    Mark Schillinger, ENSR International
    Lee Shull, MWH
    Bob Skiba, Padre Associates, Inc.
    Richard Sloan, Chickadee Remediation Co.
    Matthew Small, U.S. EPA
    Todd Sostek, Sempra Energy
    Wendell Suyama, Raytheon Systems Company
    Henry Tabak, US EPA, ORD
    Mark Travers, ENVIRON International Corporation
    Richard Vogl, GeoHydrologic Consultants, Inc.
    Wade Weisman, US Air Force
    Rick Wenning, ENVIRON International Corporation
    John Wesnousky, CA Dept. of Toxic Substance Control
    Todd Wiedemeier, Parsons
    Robert Wilkenfeld, Chevron Products Company
    Jeffrey Wong, CA Dept. of Toxic Substances Control
    Larry Zaragoza, US EPA
    Jerry Zimmerle, URS Corporation

    (; accessed 7/1/04)

    “The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., (ABC) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of nearly 600 health care professionals. The ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color. Today, the ABC's public and private partnerships continue to increase our impact in communities across the nation.” (; accessed, 6/29/05)

    The New York Times reports that the Association of Black Cardiologists received $200,000 from NitroMed to help organize clinical research for NitroMed’s new drug, BiDil. (New York Times, “FDA Approves a Heart Drug for African-Americans,” 6/24/05)

    The New York Times reports that this organization “...receives substantial support from drug companies, according to a study published last week by Public Citizen...” (New York Times, 6/28/00) According to PC’s report (“Citizens for Better Medicare”), that support included a 3/2000 $2.2 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Astra Merck gave $503,000, Parke-Davis $767,000, SmithKline Beecham $465,000, DuPont Merck & Co. $482,000, etc. 80.6% of its $4.9 million funding in 1996-97 came from the drug industry.


    An organization that is “dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, and research.” (; accessed 7/16/02)

    72% of their revenue for FY 2000 came from “Corporate and Other” sources, including the following donations:


    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals


    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • The Procter & Gamble Company
    • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.


    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, L.P.
    • Electrolux L.L.C.
    • Matsushita Electric Corporation of America


    • Sepracor, Inc.


    • Immunex Corporation


    • Aventis Pasteur
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Tanaka & Company

    (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2000 Annual Report, on file at CSPI and online at


    “The Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity (ASSO) was established in 1991. It is a scientific organization of medical practitioners, dietitians, scientists and other health care professionals interested in obesity research, treatment or public health initiatives directed at the prevention of obesity.”

    Corporate partners include:

    • Abbott Australasia Pty, Ltd.
    • Roche Products Pty, Ltd.

    Major sponsors include:

    • Novartis Nutrition Australasia Pty, Ltd.
    • 3M Pharmaceutical Pty, Ltd. Australia
    • Pfizer Australia

    Annual Scientific Meeting sponsors include:

    • Unilever Australasia
    • BioEnterics Corporation Australia
    • Tanita Corporation

    (; accessed 7/30/03)


    This Minneapolis-based institute is part of General Mills. (

    “The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness is an independent organization, within The Coca-Cola Company, that will support scientific research, education and outreach with a primary focus on beverages. The Institute will support research to help better understand the role that beverages can play in diets and health, in developed and developing countries, around the world. This effort may lead to the creation of new beverage products, by The Coca-Cola Company, in addition to providing health and nutrition education.” (; accessed 11/09/04).

    The Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness reports to the Vice President of Coca-Cola, Donald W. Short. ( ; accessed 11/09/04)


    Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures (BELLE) is an organization of “scientists representing federal agencies, the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, the private sector, and academia...develop[ing] a strategy to encourage the assessment of the biological effects of low level exposures to chemical agents and radioactivity.” (; accessed 9/24/02)

    Sponsors and Supporters of their Non-Linearity Conference include:

    • AWWA Research Foundation
    • CRC Press
    • Dow Corning
    • Exxon Mobil
    • Honeywell
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • Pfizer
    • Philip Morris, Inc.
    • Rohm and Haas Co.
    • R.J. Reynolds
    • Texaco

    (; accessed 9/24/02)

    Science Advisory Committee Members include:


    • Edward J. Calabrese, Ph.D.,
      University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Committee Members

    • James Robert Beall, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Energy
    • Michael P. Bolger, Ph.D., U.S. FDA
    • Joseph Borzelleca, Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia
    • James S. Bus, Ph.D., Dow Chemical Company
    • Ralph Cook, M.D., Dow Corning Corporation
    • J. Michael Davis, Ph.D., U.S. EPA
    • Christopher DeRosa, ATSDR
    • David J. Doolittle, Ph.D., R.J. Reynolds
    • Max Eisenberg, Ph.D., Center for Indoor Air Research
    • William Farland, Ph.D., U.S. EPA
    • John Graham, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health
    • William F. Greenlee, Ph.D., CIIT, Centers for Health Research
    • Ron W. Hart, Ph.D., National Center for Toxicological Research
    • A.Wallace Hayes, Ph.D., Gillette Company
    • Wayne Jonas, M.D., USUHS
    • John G. Keller, Ph.D., Consultant
    • Roger 0. McClellan, D.V.M., Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology
    • Myron Pollycove, M.D., US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • Stephen M. Roberts, Ph.D., University of Florida
    • Harry Salem, Ph.D., U. S. Army
    • Lester Smith, Ph.D., Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry
    • Donald E. Stevenson, Ph.D., Dermigen, Inc.
    • David G. Thomassen, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Energy

    International Members

    • John Ashby, Ph.D.,
      Zeneca Central Toxicity Laboratory
      Macclesfield Cheshire, United Kingdom
    • Sadao Hattori, Ph.D.
      Central Research Institute of Electric Power
      Tokyo, Japan
    • Zbigniew Jaworoski, Ph.D.
      Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection
      Warszawa, Poland
    • Shu-Zheng Liu, M.D.
      Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences
      Changchun, China
    • Franz Oesch, Ph.D.
      University of Mainz-Institute of Toxicology
      Mainz, Federal Republic of Germany
    • Wim F. Passchier, Ph.D.
      Health Council of the Netherlands
      Rijswijk, The Netherlands
    • Konrad Rydzynski, M.D., Ph.D.
      Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
      Lodz, Poland
    • Masami Watanabe, Ph.D.
      Nagasaki University
      Nagasaki, Japan

    (; accessed 5/22/03)


    Mission: To engage, excite and educate as many people as possible, especially young people, about biotechnology and its immense potential for solving human health and environmental problems. (Biotechnology Institute fact sheet, received 5/01; on file at CSPI)

    Funding Organizations

    • Amgen
    • Aventis
    • BIO
    • Council of Biotechnology Information
    • Ernst & Young
    • Fisher Scientific
    • Genencor International
    • MdBIO
    • Monsanto Fund
    • Pennsylvania Biotechnology Fund
    • Novartis Foundation
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Bayer Biotechnology
    • Centocor
    • Merck
    • Novartis Corporation
    • InterMune
    • Onyx Pharmaceuticals
    • CV Therapeutics
    According to its website, "the coalition aims to stem the tide of unnecessary deaths that result from undiagnosed and untreated [Cardiovascular Disease] by creating events that inspire and empower baby boomers to take responsibility for their heart health." (

    According to the Wall Street Journal (Erin White, Behind the 'Boomer Coalition,' A Heart Message From Pfizer, 3/10/04, pg. B1), "the Boomer Coalition is the invention of a tiny Dutch-based ad shop [called StrawberryFrog] and its giant multinational drug-company client [Pfizer], which are targeting an enormous generational swath with a new case of cause marketing....Pfizer provided initial funding, estimated at less than $10 million, for the group; two Pfizer executives -- a medical expert and a marketer from the company's cardiovascular-disease team -- are on the coalition's six-member advisory board."  Pfizer paid StrawberryFrog to create an ad that ran during the 2004 Oscar Awards telecast to give the Boomers wide public exposure.


    According to the Progressive magazine, this event “...happens to be sponsored by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of organochlorines. ICI has approved — or vetoed — every poster, pamphlet, and advertisement used for Breast Cancer Aware-ness Month from the beginning. And BCAM literature has never mentioned the link [sic] link between breast cancer and organochlorines...” (Molly Ivins, Progressive, January, 1998, p. 46)


    “The Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF) was established by the bromine industry in 1997. It aims at furthering scientific and regulatory understanding of bromine and brominated products.”

    BSEF members:

    (; accessed 2/17/05)


    “The Cadeuceus Group is a collection of world-class rheumatologists who are dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes in those individuals and populations suffering from musculoskeletal disorders and pain.”

    Programs funded by industry:

    • Partners in Practice Program, Abbott Laboratories
    • Effectiveness Project, Pfizer

    (; accessed 2/23/05)


    “The Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition (CCFN) is an organization committed to nutrition advocacy and communications. It was created out of a union of mandates of the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and the Canadian Food Information Council (CFIC).” (; accessed 5/31/05)

    New and founding members:

    • Advertising Standards Canada
    • Beef Information Centre
    • California Walnut Commission
    • Canadian Egg Marketing Agency
    • Cantox Health Sciences International
    • Coca-Cola Limited
    • Council for Biotechnology Information
    • Pepsi – QTG Canada
    • Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association
    • Nicole Doucet Communications
    • Canadian Salt Co. Ltd.
    • Canadian Sugar Institute
    • Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency
    • Canada Pork
    • Chicken Farmers of Canada
    • Kraft Canada Inc.
    • Langdon Starr Ketchum
    • George Weston Ltd.
    • Fleishmann Hillard Public Relations Canada
    • Dairy Farmers of Canada
    • Effem Inc.
    • General Mills Canada Corp.
    • Hain Celestial Canada
    • Kellogg Canada Inc.
    • McCain Foods Canada
    • Nestlé Canada Inc.
    • Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
    • ON Society of Nutritional Professionals in Public Health
    (; accessed 5/31/05)

    Private sector trustees:

    • Walid Aldoori , Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
    • Sherry Casey, George Weston Ltd…home of Loblaw Co.’s and Weston Foods Inc.
    • Chris Lowry, Kellogg Canada Inc.
    • Grant Morrison, Pepsi QTG Canada
    • Caroline Ruzicka, Effem Inc.
    • Mary Ann Binnie, Canada Pork
    (; accessed 5/31/05)

    CFIC’s Members

    • Coca-Cola Ltd.
    • Effem Incorporated
    • General Mills Canada, Inc.
    • H. J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd.
    • Kellogg Canada Inc.
    • Kingsmill Foods Company Limited
    • Kraft Canada Inc.
    • Monsanto Canada
    • Nestlé Canada Inc.
    • Parmalat Canada Limited
    • Pioneer Hi-Bred
    • Procter & Gamble Inc.
    • Syngenta Seeds Canada, Inc.
    • Quaker Tropicana Gatorade - Canada
    • Unilever Canada Limited

    CFIC’s Patrons

    • Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors
    • Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
    • Refreshments Canada
    • CropLife Canada

    (; 5/22/03)


    Heinz is providing CRFA with $60,000 over two years for research in nutrition research; also Heinz featured CRFA in full-page newspaper ads in 1/99 (Winter 1999 CRFA newsletter)


    Clarence Ditlow, director of CAS, is (unpaid) on the board of directors of the insurance-industry-funded Certified Automotive Parts Association. In 1998, State Farm and Allstate provided $70,000, or 9% of CAS’s budget. (Wash. Post, 3/18/99)


    Founded by lobbyist Richard Berman in 1995 (as Guest Choice Network), the Center for Consumer Freedom represents “a coalition of restaurant operators and concerned individuals working together to defend your right to a full and varied menu of dining options.” (; accessed 7/10/02).

    The group was initiated by a $600,000 grant and a subsequent $300,000 grant from Philip Morris. (; accessed 5/20/02; PR Watch, 2002;9(1):7-8)

    According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, CCF and its predecessor GCN made substantial payments to founder, director, president, and executive director Richard Berman, and his wholly-owned for-profit entity, Berman & Co., Inc. “When aggregated with other payments by other alleged exempt organizations controlled by Berman, these payments total nearly $7 million and seventy-two percent (72%) of the exempt organizations’ total expenses since 1997.” ( ; accessed 12/20/04)

    Berman and BCI have received nearly $2 million from GCN and CCF since 1999. (; accessed 12/20/04)

    Members of CCF’s 1998 advisory panel included:

    • Dave Albright, National Steak and Poultry
    • Jane Innes, Perkins Family Restaurants, L.P.
    • Steve Bartlett, Meridian Products Corporation
    • Robert Basham, Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
    • John F. Berglund, Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association
    • Lou Chatey, Sebastiani Vineyards
    • H.A. “Andy” Divine, University of Denver
    • Timothy J. Doke, Brinker International, Inc.
    • Richard Fisher, Tetley USA, Inc.
    • William L. Hyde, Jr., Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
    • James Spector, Philip Morris, USA
    • Michael Middleton, Cargill Processed Meat Products
    • Daniel J. Popeo, Washington Legal Foundation
    • Richard G. Scalise, Armour Swift-Eckrich
    • Daniel Timm, the Bruss Company
    • Carl Vogt, Fulbright & Jaworski
    • Richard Walsh, Darden Restaurants, Inc.
    • Terry Wheatley, Sutter Home Winery

    (; accessed 5/20/02; PR Watch, 2002;9(1):7-8)

    [CCF] does not disclose the identity of its funders, but some information has become publicly available thanks to a whistleblower that provided internal documents to PR Watch.

    Pre-2001 Contributions:

    4 B's Restaurants $200
    Advantica Restaurant Group $10,000
    Armour-Swift Eckrich $5,000
    Bestfoods Foodservice $1,250
    Buca, Inc. $500
    Carlson Hospitality Worldwide $1,000
    Chart House Enterprises $2,500
    Comarco Products $2,000
    Country Kitchen International $1,000
    Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. $1,500
    Louise's Trattoria $500
    Max & Erma's Restaurants, Inc. $2,500
    Ruby Tuesday, Inc. $500
    Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. $1,000
    Standard Meat $17,500
    Trinchero Family Estates $10,000

    2001 Contributions:

    Anton's Airfoods, Inc. $3,000
    Applebee's International, Inc. $15,000
    Cameron Mitchell Restaurants $1,250
    Campagna-Turano Bakery, Inc. $500
    Casual Restaurant Concepts $3,300
    Coca-Cola Company $200,000
    Coldwater Seafood $15,000
    Crystal's International $252
    Custom Cuts $1,500
    Daisy Brand $1,000
    Excel/Cargill $100,000
    Fired Up $6,000
    Hatfield Quality Meats $33,700
    HMS Host Corporation $50,000
    Jeff's Gourmet Pies $1,000
    John R. Daily Company $750
    Kagome, Inc. $1,086
    King and Prince Seafood $9,200
    KorBert, Inc. $300
    KPR Foods $1,000
    LTP Management Group $3,250
    Marie Callendar Pie Shops $11,900
    Mexican Restaurants $750
    Monsanto $200,000
    National Steak and Poultry $10,000
    North American Enterprises $500
    North American Provisioners $150
    Not Your Average Joe's $347
    Outback Steakhouse $164,600
    P.F. Chang's China Bistro $15,000
    Packaging Corporation of America $10,000
    Performance Food Group $15,000
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation $100,000
    Pro Edge $2,400
    Quantum Foods $18,000
    Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers $1,000
    Rare Hospitality $15,000
    Real Food Marketing $500
    Restaurant Concepts $6,000
    Rosemount Estates (Southcorp) $5,300
    Royal Cup $1,000
    Save-on Seafood $2,000
    Sugar Foods Corporation $5,000
    T. Marzetti Company $10,000
    TriOak Foods $5,100
    Tyson Foods, Inc. $100,000
    Wendy's International, Inc. $200,000
    White Castle System $43,872
    Worldwide Restaurants Concepts $1,500

    2002 Contributions:

    Brinker International, Inc. $25,000
    Cameron Mitchell Restaurants $1,250
    Campagna-Turano Bakery, Inc. $500
    China Mist $400
    Coffee Reserve, Inc. $140
    Darifair Foods $5,000
    Dean Foods Company $5,000
    Eli's Cheesecake Company $1,000
    Excel/Cargill $100,000
    Good Humor/Breyer's Ice Cream $1,500
    HMS Host Corporation $25,000
    John Soules Foods $1,000
    Ken's Foods Inc. $5,000
    Michigan Turkey Producers Coop. $7,000
    National Everclean Service $500
    Not Your Average Joe's $347
    Paradise Tomato Kitchens, Inc. $7,500
    Perdue Farms, Inc. $40,000
    Pro Clean $1,500
    Revolution, Inc. $1,000
    Royal Cup $1,500
    RTM, Inc. $64,872
    Simmons Foods, Inc. $5,000
    Sun Orchard, Inc. $2,000
    Syracuse's Italian Sausage $500
    Tyson Foods, Inc. $100,000

    (; accessed 7/10/03)


    "The Center for Energy Economics’ mission is to “educate stakeholders on energy economics and commercial frameworks using comparative research to facilitate energy development. [They] work to help prepare energy industry managers and their legal advisors, and government policy makers and regulators, for more competitive global energy markets. [Their] research focus is on frameworks for commercially viable energy projects and the business-government interface.” (; accessed 7/7/05)

    “Center Partners provide sustaining support as well as critical business and government interactions.”

    Corporate and Government Partners and Executive Board

    • Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
    • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
    • ChevronTexaco
    • Devon Energy
    • Duke Energy International
    • ExxonMobil Corporation
    • Globeleq
    • JETRO - Houston/ METI, Japan
    • LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP
    • McKinsey & Company
    • PA Consulting
    • Public Utility Commission of Texas
    • Reliant Energy
    • Shell E&P
    • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    • U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Fossil Energy
    • U.S. Department of State - Agency for International Development
    • Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

    LNG Consortium

    • BG LNG Services
    • BP Americas - Global LNG
    • Cheniere Energy
    • ChevronTexaco International Gas Group
    • ConocoPhillips Worldwide LNG
    • Dominion Energy
    • El Paso Corporation
    • ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company
    • Freeport LNG
    • Sempra Energy Global Enterprises
    • Shell Gas & Power
    • Tractebel LNG North America/Distrigas of Massachusetts

    (; accessed 8/10/05)


    As of 4/30/01 the Georgetown Center for Food and Nutrition Policy is no longer affiliated with Georgetown University. The new name of the center is Center for Food and Nutrition Policy, and it is based at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

    A risk/benefit assessment on antibiotic-resistance is being supported financially and technically by the Animal Health Institute. (Food Chemical News, 4/27/98)

    Following four paragraphs from Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) (, September 15, 2000) and Ceres e-mail, 11-6-98:

    “Tapping into the resources of one of the nation’s premier academic institutions, the Grocery Manufacturers of America has formed a new strategic alliance with the Georgetown University Center for Food and Nutrition Policy. The Center ... will work with GMA to foster understanding of issues facing food companies....

    “The Center’s Director, Dr. Lester Crawford, ... serve[d] as Academic Advisor to GMA on scientific and regulatory issues dealing with food and nutrition policy.

    “GMA’s partnership with Georgetown University will provide us with a wealth of information and expertise on emerging issues impacting our member companies, from food biotechnology to new regulations on food safety and nutrition claims,” said GMA President and CEO C. Manly Molpus. “The Center will aid us in our mission to provide our members with the latest and more relevant analysis of food and nutrition policy.”

    “The Center’s partnership with GMA is a natural fit because of our mutual desire to foster understanding of food and nutrition policy issues,” said Dr. Crawford. “We’re able to provide a forum where leaders from industry, regulatory agencies and consumer groups can effectively communicate.”

    Sara Lee Co. gave Ceres $1 million to provide answers to controlling listeria in meat plants. (Detroit Free Press, 4/30/99)

    1999-2000: Analyses of sugar intake and dietary quality were sponsored by the Sugar Association. (Abstract, annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, November 1999)

    Advisory Board

    • Jacqueline Balk-Tusa, Ph.D., Andrews Associates
    • Dennis Bier, MD, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Steven Daugherty, DuPont, Inc.
    • Caroline Jackson, Chair, Environment and Public Health, EU Parliament
    • Roy Fuchs, Monsanto Company
    • Janet Kelly, Esq., Kellogg Company
    • David Lineback, Ph.D., Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
    • John Lupien, University of Massachusetts
    • Franklin Loew, Becker College
    • David Macnair, Ph.D., Campbell Soup Company
    • Manly Molpus, Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Rainer Roepke, Ph.D., Akzo Nobel Co.
    • Arpad Somogyi, DVM, Ph.D., European Union (Consumer Affairs Directorate)
    • Jean Spence, Kraft General Foods

    Science Council

    • Sanford Miller, Ph.D., Center for Food and Nutrition Policy
    • Maureen Storey, Ph.D., Center for Food and Nutrition Policy
    • David Lineback, Ph.D., University of Maryland
    • Lovell Jones, Ph.D., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    • Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., RD, Pennsylvania State University
    • Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH, Columbia University
    • Barbara Schneeman, Ph.D., University of California-Davis
    • Ian Munro, Ph.D., CANTOX, Mississauga, Canada
    • John Suttie, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
    • Connie Weaver, Ph.D., Purdue University

    According to the minutes of a meeting of the Tobacco Institute’s Executive Committee, the Center for Indoor Air Research was initially formed and funded by Lorillard, Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds to “sponsor and foster research in indoor air issues with emphasis on environmental tobacco smoke.”

    (; accessed 5/15/02)

    According to a U.S. Newswire article “the Center for Indoor Air Research (CIAR) - was created for the very purpose of spearheading…deceptive industry efforts and was shut down by the state attorneys general as part of the 1998 state tobacco settlement. In January 29, 2003, court filings to support its racketeering lawsuit against the tobacco industry, the U.S. Department of Justice stated, ‘CIAR was officially created ... to act as a coordinating organization for Defendants’ efforts to fraudulently mislead the American public about the health effects of ETS (environmental tobacco smoke) exposure.’ The Justice Department also stated that CIAR ‘was not only used for litigation and public relations, but it was (sp) also funded research designed not to find answers to health questions, but solely to attack legislative initiatives related to ETS exposure. Lawyers specifically engineered and constructed scientific studies to get results that would be useful for public relations, litigation, and legislative battles, as opposed to results that would assist the scientific community in further understanding the health effects of ETS exposure.’” (Statement by Matthew L. Myers, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, in the U.S. Newswire, 5/15/03, National Desk)


    “The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) is a voluntary organization of basic and clinical scientists collaborating in an effort to address important issues in blood and marrow transplantation, …[which gathers] information on results of blood and marrow transplants. This information is used to guide clinical decisions and identify ways to improve transplant outcomes.” (; accessed 2/15/05)

    Members of CIBMTR’s corporate membership program include:

    • Aetna
    • AIG Medical Excess
    • AnorMED, Inc.
    • Berlex Laboratories
    • Biogen IDEC
    • BlueCross and BlueShield Association
    • Celgene Corporation
    • Celmed Biosciences, Inc.
    • Dynal Biotech, Inc.
    • Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
    • Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • ESP Pharma, Inc.
    • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
    • Gambro BCT, Inc.
    • Milliman USA, Inc.
    • Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • THERAKOS, a Johnson & Johnson Co.
    • WellPoint Health Network


    “The Center for Sound Science and Public Policy (CSSPP) is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy organization. CSSPP relies on scientific experts in many nations and the vast body of peer-reviewed literature to help lawmakers, policy makers, and the media distinguish between scientific findings that are agenda-driven and those that are based on accepted scientific methods and practices. In a timely manner, the Center's Science Watch Team alerts policy makers, the media, and the public to unreliable scientific claims and unjustified alarmism which often lead to public harm. We strive for a fair and balanced examination of science.” (; accessed 4/21/05)

    The Center for Sound Science and Public Policy, also appearing under the name of the Center for Science and Public Policy, is run by the Frontiers of Freedom Foundation, an organization founded and chaired by former Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming. Frontiers of Freedom receives money from tobacco and oil companies, including Philip Morris, ExxonMobil and RJ Reynolds Tobacco. Frontiers of Freedom Institute and Foundation has received $467,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998. (; accessed 4/20/05) According to the New York Times, Frontiers for Freedom received $230,000 out of its $700,000 annual budget from Exxon in 2002, up from $40,000 in 2001. (Lee, John. "Exxon backs groups that question global warming," The New York Times, 5/28/03) Malcolm Wallop has been a board of directors member of the El Paso Natural Gas Company since 1995. (PR Newswire, “El Paso Natural Gas Company names new director,” 1/13/95)

    ExxonMobil direct donations to the Center for Sound Science and Public Policy/Center for Science and Public Policy:

    2002: $100,000 Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report (; accessed 4/21/05)

    2003: $50,000 Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report (; accessed 4/21/05)


    Founded in 1998 and based in Tempe, AZ, the Center is “dedicated to discovering and disseminating scientific information pertaining to the effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on climate and the biosphere.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    Received $10,000 from ExxonMobil. (; removed 6/27/01, reaccessed 11/25/03)

    “The Century Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and Chaired by Susan Molinari, The Council develops and implements innovative programs and public awareness campaigns and promotes action through strategic partnerships. The Century Council promotes responsible decision-making regarding drinking or non-drinking of beverage alcohol and discourages all forms of irresponsible consumption through education, communications, research, law enforcement, and other programs.” (; accessed 11/09/04)

    America's leading distillers created The Century Council in 1991.( ; accessed 11/09/04).

    Board of Directors:

    • Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine North America
    • Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
    • Brown-Forman
    • Constellation Brands
    • Cruzan, Ltd.
    • DIAGEO
    • Future Brands, LLC
    • Hood River Distillers
    • Pernod Ricard USA
    • Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.

    Additional support received from:

    • Austin Nichols & Company, Inc./Pernod Ricard Group
    • Baron Philippe de Rothschild, S.A.
    • Chateau Ste. Michelle
    • Louis M. Martini Winery
    • Moët-Hennessy U.S. Corporation
    • Robert Mondavi Winery
    • The Stroh Brewery Company
    • Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Against Alcohol Abuse
    ( ; accessed 11/09/04)


    “Conduct[s] leading-edge biochemical research studies and provide[s] training programs that strive to advance the quality of science used to address environmental and public health issues.” (; accessed 9/26/02)

    The CIIT Science Advisory Committee “plays a key role in ensuring the credibility of CIIT science.... The Committee also reviews the Institute’s performance in fulfilling the research objectives of the chemical industry.” Supported by the Chemical Manufacturers Association and by about three dozen major chemical companies. (1997 Annual Report)

    “In 1999, the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council approved a Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI), which sponsors research on health and environmental effects of chemical use. In developing its research initiative, the American Chemistry Council formed an alliance with CIIT.... Through the LRI, support for CIIT is being enhanced and consolidated into sponsor-ship by the entire membership of nearly 200 companies of the American Chemistry Council.” (2000 Annual Report; accessed 9/26/02)

    CIIT Member Companies include:

    • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    • Albemarle Corporation
    • BASF Corporation
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Celanese
    • Chevron Corporation
    • Dow Chemical
    • E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    • Eastman Chemical Company
    • Eastman Kodak
    • Ethyl Corporation
    • ExxonMobil Chemical
    • General Electric
    • Georgia Gulf Corporation
    • W.R. Grace & Co.
    • Honeywell International
    • Johns Manville
    • Lubrizol Corporation
    • Lyondell Chemical
    • Mallinckrodt, Inc.
    • NOVA Chemicals
    • Novartis Corporation
    • Occidental Chemical
    • Owens Corning
    • Phillips 66 Company
    • PPG Industries
    • Rohm and Haas Company
    • Shell Chemical
    • Solutia, Inc.
    • Texaco, Inc.
    • Union Carbide Corporation
    • Unocal Corporation
    • Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    • Vulcan Materials Company

    Other Supporting Organizations in 2000:

    • American Chemistry Council
    • American Petroleum Institute
    • The Chlorine Institute, Inc.
    • Ethyl Corporation
    • W.R. Grace & Co.
    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    • Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA)
    • Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc.
    • Polyelectrolyte Producers Group
    • Styrene Industry Research Council
    • Union Carbide Corporation
    • US EPA

    (2000 Annual Report; accessed 9/26/02)

    "The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educates families, professionals, and the public about pediatric bipolar disorder; connects families with resources and support; advocates for and empowers affected families; and supports research on pediatric bipolar disorder and its cure." (; accessed 11/3/06)

    Corporate Sponsors Include:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica
    • Eli Lily
    • Pfizer Inc.
    (; accessed 11/3/06)

    The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation was cited in an article in the New Scientist as having received 20 percent of its total funding of $432,000 from donations from pharmaceutical/ device companies. (Marshall, Jessica and Aldous, Peter. "Patient groups special: Swallowing the best advice?" New Scientist, 10/27/06, p.1)


    "The total pharmaceutical donation support of CHADD through unrestricted educational grants comprise 22% of the total revenue, including substantial conference grants and donations. Pharmaceutical donations received by CHADD as of June 30, 2005 included support from Cephalon, Eli Lilly, McNeil, Novartis, Pfizer, Shire and UCB Pharma." ( Report.pdf; accessed 3/7/06)

    About 20 percent of the organization’s budget in some years reportedly was underwritten by Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), the maker of Ritalin. (“ADD - a Dubious Diagnosis?” PBS and the Merrow Report. [cited Dec. 20, 1995]

    CHADD was reported to have received from drug companies more than $1 million in grants and services. The Drug Enforcement Administration said, “The relationship between Ciba-Geigy and CHADD raises serious concerns about CHADD’s motive in proselytizing the use of Ritalin.” (DEA, “Methylphenidate (a background paper),” October 1995, p.4.)

    CHADD received about $30,000 from Novartis and ten percent of its income overall from the drug industry. (Phone call, John Heavener, CHADD, to CSPI/M. Jacobson; May 27, 1999.)

    “CHADD received $748,000 from Ciba/Novartis in the period 1991 to 1994 alone.” (Law suit No. CV 1839 E (CGA); U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; Vess et al vs. Ciba-Geigy et al.; 9/13/00)


    “The Chocolate Information Center was established by Mars, Incorporated to provide the most pertinent and up-to-date information on various aspects of chocolate and health. Backed by solid scientific research and decades of experience in the world of chocolate.” (; accessed 9/30/02)


    Based in Washington, D.C., the organization received $75,000 from ExxonMobil for its educational foundation. (; removed 6/27/01, reaccessed 11/25/03)

    Funders include: Philip Morris (>$1 million), US West ($1 million), Hertz ($25,000), DaimlerChrysler AG ($25,000), Exxon ($175,000), U.S. Sugar Corp. ($280,000), Florida Crystals (sugar industry; $280,000), Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida ($140,000), Microsoft ($380,000). (The Washington Post, 1/29/00)


    CBM was founded by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of nearly 50 drug-makers, health care providers and hospitals. (; accessed 3/28/05) According to The Review of Policy Research, CBM was created, funded and is staffed by the pharmaceutical industry. (Cigler, Allan J. “Enron, a perceived crisis in public confidence, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002,” The Review of Policy Research, 5/1/04, p.233; Lankarge, Vicky. “Drugmakers spent $262 million to block Medicare benefit,” CBS MarketWatch, 7/26/01) According to The Review of Policy Research, CBM outlays on issue advocacy during the 2000 election campaigns averaged between $45-60 million. (Cigler, Allan J. “Enron, a perceived crisis in public confidence, and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002,” The Review of Policy Research, 5/1/04, p.233)

    Industry members:

    • Abbott
    • American Home Products
    • Amgen
    • Baxter Healthcare
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Cigna
    • CVS
    • Eli Lilly
    • Glaxo Wellcome
    • Guidant
    • Hoffman-La Roche
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Mallinckrodt Inc.
    • Merck
    • Pfizer
    • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
    • Prudential
    • Schering-Plough
    • Tenet Healthcare
    • United Seniors Association
    • United Surgical Corporation

    (; accessed 3/28/05)


    Based in Washington, D.C., the organization was “created to preserve the freedom of Americans to choose motor vehicles that meet their needs and their freedom to travel.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    CVC claims a membership of “... more than 40,000 state and local organizations and individuals.” CVC lists the following organizations and corporations as national members as of November 1997:

    • Allied-Signal Automotive
    • American Iron and Steel Institute
    • American Legislative Exchange Council
    • Armco
    • Arvin Industries
    • Ashland Chemical
    • Bridgestone/Firestone
    • Citizens for a Sound Economy
    • Coalitions for America
    • Competitive Enterprise Institute
    • Consumer Alert
    • DaimlerChrysler
    • DuPont
    • Eaton
    • Ford
    • General Motors
    • Glaxo
    • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
    • Michelin North America
    • Potash & Phosphate Institute
    • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
    • Reynolds Metals
    • Southern Pacific Transportation
    • Union Pacific
    • USX

    (; accessed 7/9/01)

    "Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3) is a national organization whose mission is to eliminate suffering and death due to colon and rectal cancer through advocacy." (; accessed 11/2/06)

    Corporate Sponsors:

    • Amgen
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Genentech
    • Sanofi Aventis
    (; accessed 11/2/06)

    The Colorectal Cancer Coalition was cited in an online article in the New Scientist as receiving more than 80 percent of its total funding of $310,000 from donations from pharmaceutical/ device companies. (Marshall, Jessica and Aldous, Peter. "Patient groups special: Swallowing the best advice?" New Scientist, 10/27/06, p.1)

    "CFACT's mission is to enhance the fruitfulness of the earth and all of its inhabitants. CFACT does this by pursuing strategies to help: 1. Meet the basic needs of people around the world including food, water, energy and essential human services. 2. Promote wise stewardship of wildlife, habitats and endangered species. 3. Promote safe, affordable technologies and economic policies that reduce pollution and waste, and maximize the use of resources. 4. Educate various sectors of the public about these important issues." (; accessed 11/7/06)

    The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow received at least $75,000 from ExxonMobil in 2005. (2005 ExxonMobil Foundation IRS 990 Report)


    “The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. We believe that individuals are best helped not by government intervention, but by making their own choices in a free marketplace. Since its founding in 1984, CEI has grown into a $3,000,000 institution with a team of over 20 policy experts and other staff.” (; accessed 4/21/05)

    Corporate sponsors ($10,000 or more):

    • Amoco Foundation, Inc.
    • Coca-Cola Company
    • CSX Corporation
    • Fieldstead and Co.
    • Ford Motor Company Fund
    • Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Precision Valve Corporation
    • Texaco, Inc.
    • Texaco Foundation

    Other corporate sponsors (undisclosed amounts):

    • American Petroleum Institute
    • Burlington Northern Railroad Co.
    • Cigna Corporation
    • Detroit Farming Inc.
    • Dow Chemical
    • EBCO Corp.
    • ExxonMobil
    • General Motors
    • IBM
    • Monsanto

    (;; accessed 4/21/05 and Lee, John. "Exxon backs groups that question global warming," The New York Times, 5/28/03)


    Board of Directors

    • Rep. Tony P. Hall (D-OH), Founder and Co-Chairman
    • Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Co-Chairman
    • Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
    • Rep. Amory Houghton (R-NY)
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
    • David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
    • Paul Carothers, VP for Government Affairs, Philip Morris Companies Inc.
    • Elizabeth Emerson-Leger, Political Director, Independent Insurance Agents of America
    • Al Franken, actor and author
    • George P. Hirsch, Chef and CEO, Hirsch Productions
    • Arianna Huffington, Chair, Center for Effective Compassion
    • David Kantor, President, Victory Wholesale Grocers
    • Climis Lascaris
    • Marshall Matz, Olsson, Frank and Weeda
    • Scott Miller, Director, National Government Relations, Procter & Gamble
    • Manly Molpus, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Grace Nelson
    • Carol Vittert
    • Alan Wheat, Wheat Associates

    (, 9/12/00)

    (formerly Congressional Hunger Caucus)

    “The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a unique non-profit anti-hunger leadership training organization located in Washington, DC. Our many friends and partners include Members of Congress, Hill staff who focus on hunger and poverty, and hundreds of hunger fighting organizations throughout the US and overseas.” (; accessed 7/28/05)

    Board of Directors (2005)

    • Honorable Jo Ann Emerson, Member of Congress, CHC Board Co-Chair
    • Honorable James P. McGovern, Member of Congress, CHC Board Co-Chair
    • Honorable Byron Dorgan, Member of Congress
    • Honorable Dennis Hertel, Member of Congress (Ret.)
    • Honorable Amory Houghton, Member of Congress
    • Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, Member of Congress
    • Honorable Frank Wolf, Member of Congress
    • David Beckman, President, Bread for the World
    • Karen Coble Edwards, President, KCE Public Affairs Associates
    • Elizabeth Emerson Leger, President, The Leger Company, Inc.
    • Al Franken, Actor / Author
    • David Kantor, President, Victory Wholesale Grocers
    • Marshall Matz, Olsson, Frank, Weeda, PC, Principal Attorney
    • Scott Miller, Director, Nat'l Government Relations, Procter & Gamble
    • Manly Molpus, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Jim Scheibel, Executive Director, Ramsey Action Programs
    • Mary Catherine Toker, Director, VP-Government Relations, General Mills
    • Ann Western, Chief Financial Officer, American Forest and Paper Association

    (; accessed 7/28/05)

    Board of Directors (2000)

    • Rep. Tony P. Hall (D-OH), Founder and Co-Chairman
    • Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Co-Chairman
    • Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
    • Rep. Amory Houghton (R-NY)
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
    • David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
    • Paul Carothers, VP for Government Affairs, Philip Morris Companies Inc.
    • Elizabeth Emerson-Leger, Political Director, Independent Insurance Agents of America
    • Al Franken, actor and author
    • George P. Hirsch, Chef and CEO, Hirsch Productions
    • Arianna Huffington, Chair, Center for Effective Compassion
    • David Kantor, President, Victory Wholesale Grocers
    • Climis Lascaris
    • Marshall Matz, Olsson, Frank and Weeda
    • Scott Miller, Director, National Government Relations, Procter & Gamble
    • Manly Molpus, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Grace Nelson
    • Carol Vittert
    • Alan Wheat, Wheat Associates

    (, 9/12/00)

    “Conservation International’s (CI) mission is to conserve the Earth’s living natural heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.” (; accessed 12/1/04)

    “Many of the world's leading corporations have joined CI as Conservation Partners. Corporations are important allies to CI in virtually all the hotspots and wilderness areas where we work. CI's Conservation Partners support our mission because they know that their customers, shareholders, and employees share a common concern about protecting the environment.” (; accessed 12/1/01)

    Major Corporate Supporters

    • Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Inc.
    • Aveda Corporation
    • Banc of America Securities LLC
    • Bank of America
    • Bitumenes Orinoco, S.A.
    • BP Conservation Programme
    • Busch Entertainment Corporation
    • CCBA
    • Cemex, S.A. de C.V.
    • Chiquita Brands International
    • Citigroup Foundation
    • Croda, Inc.
    • Discovery Communications, Inc.
    • ExxonMobil Foundation
    • Ford Motor Company
    • The Franklin Mint
    • Gap Inc.
    • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
    • Home Box Office
    • Insignia/ESG, Inc.
    • Intel Corporation
    • J.P. Morgan Chase and Company
    • Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund
    • McDonalds Corporation
    • Office Depot
    • Sony Pictures Entertainment
    • Starbucks Coffee Company
    • United Airlines Foundation
    • The Walt Disney Company Foundation
    (; accessed 12/1/04)


    Based in St. Simons Island, GA, the Consortium is an organization of 38 companies, 30 universities, and numerous government agencies that advocates for plant biotechnology research. (; accessed 10/11/01)

    In 1998, the Consortium spent $20,000 for lobbying. (Center for Responsive Politics;; accessed 7/26/01)


    Received $10,000 from ExxonMobil.

    (; removed 6/27/01, reaccessed 11/25/03)

    Consumer Alert received about $10,000 from the food industry in 2000. (Frances Smith of Consumer Alert spoke at FDA Consumer Roundtable, December 13, 2000)

    Funded by such companies as Chevron, Eli Lilly and Philip Morris. (The Observer, by Cockburn & Silverstein, 5/26/96)

    Funding from Philip Morris, American Cyanamid, Exxon, Eli Lilly, Elanco, Pfizer, Anheuser, Busch, Coors, and Chevron. Corporations provide more than 60% of the group’s funding. (Health News & Review, 6/22/93)

    Consumer Alert received $2,500 from Amoco in 1992. (Capital Research Center,

    Consumer Alert is “heavily backed by liquor interests” and opposes increase in federal excise taxes. (Industry Week, 6/29/87)

    The Washington Post reported that “Consumer Alert Advocate Fund, an Illinois-based group in whose name the beer industry has placed full-page, anti-excise ads in 57 newspapers.... The group receives contributions from individuals — and from the telephone, auto and oil industries.” (Washington Post, 6/19/87, A23)


    “The Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC), founded in 1947, is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based, charitable organization. Our mandate is to inform and educate consumers on marketplace issues, to advocate for consumers with government and industry, and work with government and industry to solve marketplace problems.”

    According to documents identified by the Canadian Health Coalition, the CAC receives funding from the Canadian Bankers Association, Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, Canadian Drug Manufacturers Association, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Canadian Real Estate Association, Canadian Petroleum Products Institute, Investment Funds Institute of Canada and Insurance Bureau of Canada. (; accessed 1/28/05)


    “Conducts research in exercise physiology, epidemiology, behavior change, children’s health, obesity, aging, nutrition, diabetes, neurological disorders, arthritis, hypertension, and other health issues. The Center is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationship between living habits and health and to providing leadership in implementing these concepts to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals.” (; accessed 7/16/02)

    PepsiCo and Dr. Kenneth Cooper, founder of the Center, are partnering to promote nutrition, fitness and wellness. “The PepsiCo/Cooper Aerobics Center partnership will promote healthy lifestyle choices and products such as PepsiCo’s Tropicana juices, Quaker Oatmeal, Gatorade and Aquafina purified water.” (Dallas Business Journal, April 3, 2002,; accessed 7/16/02;; accessed 7/16/02)


    According to its website, “CAST assembles, interprets, and communicates science-based information regionally, nationally, and internationally on food, fiber, agricultural, natural resource, and related societal and environmental issues to our stakeholders—legislators, regulators, policy makers, the media, the private sector, and the public.” (; accessed 8/12/03)

    During the 2001 and fiscal year, CAST received $305,850 in corporate and cooperative support.

    Sustaining Corporate Members (2001):

    • Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc.
    • Agriliance LLC
    • Alico, Inc.
    • Archer Daniels Midland Company
    • Aventis Crop Science
    • Basic American Foods
    • Bayer Animal Health
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Blue Seal Feeds, Inc.
    • Bunge Corporation
    • Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
    • Campbell Scientific, Inc.
    • Cargill, Inc.
    • Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives
    • Church & Dwight Company, Inc.
    • Cobb-Vantress
    • Coca-Cola Company
    • Compliance Services International
    • ConAgra, Inc.
    • Cooperative Producers Inc.
    • Deere & Company
    • Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    • DuPont Agricultural Products
    • Edelweiss Farms
    • Eli Lilly and Co.
    • Elanco Animal Health
    • Exseed Genetics
    • Farmland Industries, Inc.
    • Feedinfo News Service
    • FMC Corp., Agricultural Products Group
    • Fort Dodge Animal Health
    • General Mills, Inc.
    • Gerber Products Company
    • Gold Kist Foundation, Inc.
    • Golden Harvest Seeds, Inc.
    • Griffin LLC
    • Growmark, Inc.
    • Herbruck Poultry Ranch, Inc.
    • Hoard's Dairyman Magazine
    • Hy-Line International
    • IBP, Inc.
    • IMC Global, Inc.
    • ISK Biosciences Corporation
    • Kemin Americas, Inc.
    • Kraft Foods, Inc.
    • Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    • LiphaTech, Inc.
    • M&M Mars, Division of Mars, Inc.
    • McGregor Company
    • MFA, Inc.
    • Morning Fresh Farms
    • Nationwide Insurance Company
    • Norsk Hydro ASA
    • Perdue Farms, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Philip Morris, Inc.
    • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.
    • Progressive Farmer
    • Purina Mills, LLC
    • The Quaker Oats Company
    • Renessen LLC
    • Riceland Foods, Inc./Riceland Foods Foundation
    • Rohm and Haas Company
    • Schering-Plough Animal Health
    • Seaboard Farms
    • Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
    • Sukup Manufacturing Company
    • Summit Helicopters, Inc.
    • Sunkist Growers, Inc.
    • Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
    • Syngenta Seeds
    • Townsend Engineering
    • Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • Uniroyal Chemical Company, Inc.
    • Van Diest Supply Company
    • Vigortone Agricultural Products Company
    • Wilcox Farms, Inc.
    • Zeigler Bros., Inc.

    (CAST 2001 Annual Report,; accessed 8/12/03)


    According to its website, the mission of the Council for Biotechnology Information is to improve understanding and acceptance of biotechnology by collecting balanced, science-based information and communicating it through a variety of channels. The founding member companies are BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta and two trade associations, the Biotechnology Industry Organization and CropLife America. (; accessed 2/24/03)


    “The Council on Water Quality is a public education project dedicated to ensuring that: the media and the public have access to credible information about perchlorate in the environment; the best available science drives government actions on setting standards for perchlorate in water; and the potential impacts of perchlorate regulation on water systems, agriculture and taxpayers are understood.” (; accesed 4/21/05)

    The Council on Water Quality is a public relations campaign supported by Lockheed Martin, Aerojet, Kerr-McGee Chemical and American Pacific Corporation, manufacturers and users of perchlorate. (Pelton, Tom. “A Web site's agenda can be veiled by its name,” The Baltimore Sun, 12/24/04, p.1A)


    “The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.”

    Corporate Donors (Partial List)

    • American Airlines
    • Coca-Cola
    • Warner/Elektra/Atlantic
    • Metris Companies Inc.

    (Many Talents, One Mission, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Annual Report 2001; on file at CSPI)

    “The Coalition for Healthcare Communication defends the right of health professionals and consumers to receive truthful information regarding pharmaceuticals and medical products, as safeguarded by the Constitution of the United States. Founded in 1991 . . . the Coalition's role is first, to defend the rights of medical professionals and consumers to receive appropriate health care information, and second, to act to prevent or reverse actions interfering with the free flow of healthcare information.”

    The group and the associated Coalition for Healthcare Communication Foundation is a 501(c)(6) organization whose mailing address is listed at the Pharmaceutical Advertising Council, Inc. in Cos Cob, CT. With offices in New York City and Washington, DC, the group fights to maintain direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising and the drug industry’s role in providing continuing medical education (CME). CHC’s 2004 annual report, authored by executive director John Kamp, claims it successfully fought the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)’s “confusing conflict of interest clause, which was read by some to essentially bar anyone engaged by a pharmaceutical or other healthcare company from participating in CME sponsored by those companies. . . In response to widespread concerns of the Coalition and other stakeholder organizations, the ACCME has actively worked to clarify the intent of the changes, and to insure that the rules do not have the unintended effect of limiting speakers and drug company support for CME.”

    Dues-paying member groups include:

    American Association of Advertising Agencies

    American Advertising Federation

    American Business Media

    American Medical Publishers Association

    Association of Medical Publications

    Association of National Advertisers

    Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

    Healthcare Marketing and Communications Council

    Medical Marketing Association

    Midwest Healthcare Marketing Association

    Public Relations Society of America


    Based in Washington, D.C., Defenders of Property Rights “was founded in 1991 to counterbalance the governmental threat to private property as a result of a broad range of regulations.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    Board of Directors

    • Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President for External Relations, The Heritage Foundation
    • Nancie G. Marzulla, President, Defenders of Property Rights
    • Charlie Jarvis, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Seniors Association
    • Roger J. Marzulla, General Counsel, Marzulla & Marzulla
    • Roger W. Norman, Jr., Partner, South Meadows Development
    • J. B. Love, Managing Partner, Estancias Argentinas, LLC
    • Vicki O'Meara, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Ryder System
    • David A. Waronker, President, CBD Development Group

    (; accessed 6/28/01)


    “Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.”

    Industry sponsors for clinical trials:

    • Abbott Diagnostics
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Accusure
    • Amgen
    • AstraZeneca LP
    • AstraZeneca US
    • AstraZeneca Canada
    • Aventis
    • AVIRON
    • Bayer
    • BD (Becton-Dickinson)
    • Berlex Laboratories
    • Bioiberica
    • Biotechnology General Corporation
    • Boehringer-Ingelheim
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Britannica Pharmaceuticals Limited
    • Can-Am Care
    • Caraco
    • Carolina Medical Products
    • Core-Vent Corporation
    • Chiron Therapeutics
    • Datascope
    • Dialysis Solutions
    • DuPont
    • Eli Lilly
    • Eon
    • Evans-Medeva
    • First Horizon
    • Forrest
    • Fujisawa Healthcare
    • Gambro Renal Products
    • GlaxoSmith Kline
    • Hoechst-Marion Roussel
    • Hybritech
    • Integrated Therapeutics
    • Intercardia
    • Interpore Cross International
    • International Technidyne Corporation
    • ITG
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Key
    • King
    • Knoll Pharmaceuticals
    • Koss Pharmaceuticals
    • Lilly
    • Merck (U.S. & Canada)
    • Medtronic Neurological
    • Miles Diagnostics
    • MRC Canada
    • Mylan
    • Noblepharma USA
    • Novartis
    • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals
    • Nycomed Amersham
    • Ortho Biotech
    • Pan American Laboratories
    • Parke-Davis
    • Perrigo
    • Pfizer
    • Pfanstiehl
    • Pharmacia & Upjohn
    • Pilva
    • Quality Assured Services
    • Reckitt Benckiser
    • Rhone Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals
    • Roche
    • Roxane Laboratories
    • Sanofi Synthelabo
    • Savient Pharmaceuticals
    • Schein Pharmaceuticals
    • Sioux Pharm
    • SmithKlineBeecham
    • Solvay
    • Somerset Pharmaceuticals
    • Schwartz Pharma
    • Warrick Pharmaceuticals
    • WRC
    • Wyeth-Ayerst

    (; accessed 3/22/05)


    “The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure.” (; accessed 11/2/06)

    Corporate Sponsors Include:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica Products
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
      $10,000 - $149,000
    • MedEd Resource Group
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
      $5,000 - $9,999
    • Cyberonics, Inc.
    • Forest Laboratories
    • Neuronetics, Inc.
    (; accessed 11/3/06)

    The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance was cited in an article in the New Scientist as having received more than 50 percent of its total funding of $3,522,919 from donations from pharmaceutical/ device companies. (Marshall, Jessica and Aldous, Peter. "Patient groups special: Swallowing the best advice?" New Scientist, 10/27/06, p.1)


    “The Dermatology Foundation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization [501(c)(3)], and was incorporated in 1964. Dermatologists throughout the world and corporate partners are generous in their support of the Foundation's mission to shape the future of dermatology. The DF focuses on funding research that will advance patient care, and help develop tomorrow's teachers and clinical leaders in the specialty.” (; accessed 6/3/05)

    Corporations who have on-going donations of $1 million or more: Dermik Laboratories, Inc. Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc. Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Ortho Neutrogena Stiefel Laboratories Astellas Pharma, U.S., Inc.

    Corporations donating $100K-$199K in 2004:

    • Connectis Corporation
    • Unilever

    Corporations donating $50K or more in 2004:

    • 3M Pharmaceuticals
    • Allergan Dermatology
    • Avon Products, Inc.
    • Biogen Idec
    • Bioglan Pharmaceuticals, Co.
    • Connetics Corporation
    • Dermik Laboratories, Inc.
    • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
    • Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
    • Genentech
    • L'Oreal Recherche
    • Medicis, The Dermatology Company®
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • Ortho Neutrogena
    • Unilever Home & Personal Care – USA

    (;; accessed 6/3/05)


    Research center in St. Louis, Mo., focuses on agricultural biotechnology. Initial funding of $135 million included $50 million from Monsanto Company. (Phone call between Derrick Montgo-mery, public affairs department, and CSPI, 11/29/00; see also http://www.danforth


    A “non-profit energy research consortium for the benefit of utility members, their customers, and society...EPRI’s multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers draws on a worldwide network of technical and business expertise to help solve today’s toughest energy and environmental problems.” According to its 2001 annual report, EPRI members include almost 1,000 energy producers as members; 27 of its 30-member Board of Directors represent utility companies. (EPRI Annual Report 2001,; accessed 7/10/02)


    According to its website, the Endocrine Society promotes the understanding of hormonal communication at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease, and improve the quality of life.

    The society offers companies a wide range of support opportunities including:

    • Sponsor a session at ENDO
    • Sponsor a CME session at ENDO
    • Exhibit at ENDO
    • Advertise in ENDO publications
    • Spotlight your company with press opportunities at ENDO
    • Exhibit at CEU
    • Advertise in the Society journals
    • Reach endocrinologists through our direct mail list
    • Support your research with journal reprints

    (; accessed 2/24/03)

    Sponsors of the 2003 Annual Meeting “Endo 2003” include:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Amylin Pharmaceuticals
    • Aventis
    • Bayer Diagnostics Division
    • EMD
    • Eli Lilly
    • Genentech
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Merck
    • Novo Nordisk
    • NPS Pharmaceuticals
    • Pfizer
    • Pharmacia
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Quest Diagnostics
    • Solvay Pharamaceuticals
    • Takeda
    • Watson Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 2/24/03)

    “A Unimed/Solvay educational grant was the sole source of funding for the [April 2000 Andropause Consensus] conference. According to Scott Hunt, the Endocrine Society’s executive director, Unimed even suggested some of the panel’s members. And, of the thirteen panelists in the final group, at least nine, including Swerdloff and his co-chair, had significant financial ties to the drug company, in the form of research grants, consulting arrangements, or speaking fees.”

    (The New Yorker, 7/29/02, p. 34-8)


    “The EHRF is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization funded by grants from individuals, companies or organizations. Grants may be provided for either general support or specific services or work products.” (; accessed 3/22/05)

    The Biomonitoring Info website is sponsored in part by a grant from the American Chemistry Council. (; accessed 3/22/05) The organization receives funding from the chemical and plastics industry. (Health Day Update, Connecticut Post, 6/18/03)


    The Environmental Literacy Council "gives teachers the tools to help students develop environmental literacy: a fundamental understanding of the systems of the world, both living and non-living, along with the analytical skills needed to weigh scientific evidence and policy choices." (; accessed 4/14/06)

    Corporate Donors include:

    • American Petroleum Institute
    • ExxonMobil Corporation
    • GE Fund
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    • International Paper
    • Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation

    (; accessed 4/14/06)


    “The mission of the Environmental Sensitivities Research Institute is to support sound scientific and medical research into environmental intolerance issues [multiple chemical sensitivity], and to compile and disseminate information on those issues.” (; February 2, 2001) “ESRI is primarily sponsored by its member organizations.” (Members not listed on website) (; February 2, 2001)

    Founded in 1994, ESRI criticizes “multiple chemical sensitivity” (MCS).

    Board of Directors (May 1, 1997 through April 30, 1999; ESRI list)

    Members at Large:

    • Richard M. Bednarz, Ph.D., Amway Corporation
    • Wayne Carlson, Ph.D., Bayer Corporation
    • Gregory A. Krauss, Esq., Carr, Goodson, Lee & Warner P.C.
    • David K. Wilcox, Ph.D., Colgate-Palmolive Company
    • Gerald N. McEwen, Jr., Ph.D., JD, Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association
    • John E. DiFazio, Jr., Esq., Chemical Specialty Manufacturers Association
    • Timothy M. Maniscalo, DowElanco
    • Robert N. Sturm, Jr., MS, Procter & Gamble
    • Allen James, MBA, CAE, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment
    • Glenn S. Simon, Ph.D., DABT, Rhône-Poulenc

    Members from the Independent Scientific Community

    • Donald W. Black, MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Staff Psychiatrist and Psychiatry Research
    • Roy L. DeHart, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, FAAFP, FASMA, University of Oklahoma, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
    • Jordan N. Fink, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Professor of Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
    • Frank Mitchell, DO, MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Chief Medical Officer ATSDR, Retired 1995.

    Ex Officio Members:

    • Ronald E. Gots, MD, Ph.D., Executive Director [founder; no longer affiliated with ESRI, as per ESRI memo, 11/9/98]
    • Suellen W. Pirages, Ph.D., Managing Director
    • Cindy Lynn Richard, CIH, Former Secretary (non-voting).

    “The Ephedra Education Council (EEC) is an educational organization providing factual information on ephedra dietary supplements to media, government, health professionals and the public. The EEC is supported by leading dietary supplement manufacturers and distributors that meet the Council’s standards for the safe and responsible marketing of ephedra dietary supplements.” (; accessed 5/22/03)

    Members include:

    • Rexall Sundown, Inc
    • Muscletech Research and Development, Inc.
    • Cytodyne Technologies, Inc.
    • General Nutrition Companies, Inc.

    (; accessed 5/22/03)


    “The Epilepsy Foundation’s mission is to ensure that people with epilepsy will have access to all life experiences - the opportunity to work, the comfort of personal relationships, access to medical care, the mobility to participate fully in all the opportunities offered by this vibrant and expansive country.”

    Corporate Sponsors (partial list)

    • Pfizer Inc
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • American Epilepsy Society
    • Cyberonics, Inc.
    • Shire US Inc.
    • UCB Pharma, Inc.
    • Elan Pharmaceuticals Corporation Inc.
    • Armfield, Harrison & Thomas, Inc.
    • AVD/The Meeting Works
    • Beth Israel Medical Center
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Burson-Marsteller
    • Churchill Communications-North
    • America, Inc.
    • Clark-O’Neil Inc.
    • Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy
    • Center
    • Common Health
    • Dendrite International
    • Design Write, Inc.
    • The Dominion Group
    • Educational Resource System, Inc.
    • Goldman, Sachs & Company
    • ID & A IMS Health
    • Imagic, Inc.
    • InfoCision Management Corporation
    • Integrated Communications
    • IntraMed
    • ISO Health Care Group
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc.
    • McNeil Consumer HealthCare
    • Klemtner Advertising, Inc
    • Lowe McAdams Healthcare
    • McDermott, Will & Emery
    • The Jack Morton Company
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • MJM Creative Services
    • Newton Resource Group
    • New York University/Mount Sinai
    • Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
    • Orr Associates
    • Pharma Communications Inc.
    • The Philadelphia Eagles
    • The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical
    • Research Institute
    • Thomas Direct Sales Inc.
    • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    • Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman &
    • Herz
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals
    • XLTEK

    (Epilepsy Foundation 2001 Annual Report,; accessed 5/2/03)

    EthicAd is a nonprofit, independent organization committed to providing the most accurate and relevant information about prescription medications. We do not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Being nonprofit and independent allows us to be unbiased in helping direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising to evolve in a socially responsible way – a way that benefits the consumer the most.

    Executive Committee members with ties to industry include:

    Donna Hill Howes, RN, MS. Chairman of the board. Director of Health Education, Time Inc. Health

    Marc Scheineson, JD, General Council. Partner at Alston + Bird and former Associate Commissioner for Legislative Affairs of the Food and Drug Administration. Alston + Bird, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm, represents numerous pharmaceutical and health-related companies. (; accessed 9/08/08)

    Michael Shaw, MD., Executive Director, President, Shaw Science Partners, Inc., which generated $1.6 million dollars in annual sales in 2006 from pharmaceutical messaging consulting.

    Steering Committee members with ties to industry include:

    Laura Benson, director of medical communications at OSI Pharmaceuticals in Melville, NY.

    Henry R. Black, MD., Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of Hypertension Research, New York University School of Medicine, New York. Received honoraria for serving as a speaker for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacia, and Wyeth-Ayerst; received grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Pfizer, Pharmacia, and Boehringer Ingelheim; served as a consultant to Merck, Abbott, AstraZeneca, Biovail, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Pharmacia. (JAMA. 2003;289:2560-72.)

    John H. Greist, MD., Director, Healthcare Technology Systems, Inc., Senior Scientist, Madison Institute of Medicine, Inc. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, Wisconsin. HTS provides services to the pharmaceutical. (; accessed 9/10/08)

    Michael A. Jenike, MD., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Research funding received from Eli Lilly, Ciba-Geigy, Solvay, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Warner Lambert, Kali-Duphar, and Sandoz. Currently working on obsessive-compulsive disorder research with $10 million grant from a Houston based furniture store owner in coordination with Massachusetts General Hospital. (; accessed 9/10/08)

    Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD., Professor and Vice-Chairman Department of Psychiatry University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita. Principal investigator, speaker or consultant for AstraZeneca, Aventis, Biovail, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Eisai, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffmann-La Roche, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Lundbeck, Merck, Neurosearch, Novartis, Organon, Otusak, Pfizer, Solvay, Sommerset, Sumitomo, Wyeth, and Yamanouchi. (; accessed 9/10/08).

    Michael Weber, M.D., Professor of Medicine, The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. Received funding from Novartis for his study on cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients. (Lancet. 2004;363:2022.) Consulted for Pfizer, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb. (; accessed 6/28/06)


    A scientific, non-profit association established in 1978 “to provide a scientific forum through which the extensive specialist expertise in the European chemical industry could be harnessed to research, review, assess and publish studies on the ecotoxicology and toxicology of chemicals,” ECETOC is “financed by 50 of the leading companies with interests in the manufacture and use of chemicals.”

    Member companies include:

    • 3M
    • Akzo Nobel
    • AstraZeneca
    • Ausimont
    • BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    • Bayer
    • Borax
    • Borealis
    • BP Amoco Chemicals
    • Ciba Specialty Chemicals
    • Clariant
    • Coca-Cola
    • Colgate-Palmolive
    • Degussa
    • Dow Corning
    • Dow Europe
    • DSM
    • DuPont De Nemours
    • ExxonMobil Chemical
    • F. Hoffman-La Roche
    • Henkel
    • ICI
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica
    • L’Oréal
    • Lyondell Chemical
    • Merck
    • Monsanto
    • Norsk Hydro
    • Novartis
    • Novozymes
    • Perstorp
    • Petresa
    • Polimeri S.r.l.
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Reckitt Benckiser
    • Reckitt Benckiser Italia
    • Repsol Quimica
    • Rhodia
    • Rohm & Haas
    • Shell Chemicals
    • Solvay
    • Statoil
    • Syngenta
    • Unilever
    • Wacker-Chemie

    (; accessed 7/10/02)


    “A non-profit research and educational foundation which ... works on science policy issues ... and [organizes] conferences to advance mentoring services, with an emphasis on youth....The organization has increasingly focused on the role of federal health, environmental, and safety risk assessment in evaluating the potential benefits of federal, state, and local regulatory actions.” (; accessed 10/02/02)

    “Entities from which Federal Focus has received grants or contributions, or with which it has engaged in cooperative arrangements, have included the following:”

    • American Cement Alliance
    • American Farm Bureau Federation
    • American Iron and Steel Institute
    • American Paper Institute
    • Arkansas State Society
    • AT&T
    • Beer Institute
    • Dr. Eric Bovet
    • Business Council on the Reduction of Paperwork
    • Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
    • Chemical Manufacturers Association
    • Ciba-Geigy Corp.
    • Citizens for a Sound Economy
    • Communication Systems Development, Inc.
    • District of Columbia Commission for the Arts
    • Edison Electric Institute
    • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
    • Ford Motor Co.
    • Friends of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    • Friends of the U.S. National Arboretum
    • Gibson Associates
    • Government of the District of Columbia
    • Health and Environmental Sciences
    • Group, Inc.
    • Kentucky Society of Washington
    • Landon School
    • Marriott International, Inc.
    • Multinational Business Services, Inc.
    • National Chamber Foundation
    • National Electrical Manufacturers Association
    • National Endowment for the Arts
    • National Paint and Coatings Association
    • NEXTEL
    • Oracle Corp.
    • Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp.
    • PCS Prime Co., LP
    • Peter Tare, Inc.
    • Philip Morris
    • Photo Marketing Associates International
    • PSI Energy
    • Richard Bray Orchestras
    • Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
    • Schuller International, Inc.
    • Scientific Advisory Group on Cellular
    • Telephone Research
    • Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc.
    • Solar Energy Research Institute
    • U.S. Department of Commerce
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • U.S. General Services Administration
    • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
    • USA Today
    • Wireless Technology Research, L.L.C.

    (; accessed 10/01/02)

    “Federal Focus received at least $200,000 from PM [Philip Morris] in 1993. Federal Focus’ chairman, Jim Tozzi of Multinational Business Services, was under contract with PM for $40,000 a month in 1993 and up to $610,000 in 1994.” (Am. J. of Public Health 2001;91(11):1749-57)


    Established in 1991, FAAN seeks “to be a world leader in food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness and the issues surrounding this disease.” “FAAN is supported by membership dues, sales of materials and services, grants, and donations.”

    American Peanut Council funded a $14,000 grant for a research project (4/99 - 3/00) on managing students who have peanut allergies. The principal investigator of the grant, which was funded through Virginia Tech, was Anne Munoz Furlong, executive director of FAAN. ( 5/29/01)

    FAAN has websites for teens and kids that are “funded by an educational grant from Dey, L.P. ( 6/5/01) Dey, L.P. is an “Associate of Merck KGaA , Darmstadt, Germany” that makes medications for allergies and respiratory diseases. ( 6/5/01)

    FAAN’s website is funded by a grant from Kraft Foods. (; February 3, 2001)

    Medical Advisory Board:

    • S. Allan Bock, M.D. Boulder, CO
    • A. Wesley Burks, M.D. Little Rock, AR
    • Clifton T. Furukawa, M.D. Seattle, WA
    • John M. James Ft. Collins, CO
    • James P. Rosen, M.D. West Hartford, CT
    • Hugh A. Sampson New York, NY
    • Scott H. Sicherer, M.D. New York, NY
    • Steve Taylor, Ph.D. Lincoln, NE
    • Robert A. Wood, M.D. Baltimore, MD
    • John W. Yunginger, M.D. Rochester, MN
    • Robert S. Zeiger, M.D. San Diego, CA

    (; February 3, 2001)


    According to its website, the Food Safety Network searches out credible, current, evidence-based information on food safety and makes it easily accessible to Canadians and the international community.... [It] is funded by a mix of public, private and foundation sources.

    Funders include:

    • ABC Research
    • Adculture Group Inc.
    • AGCare
    • Agri Business Group, Inc.
    • Agricultural Adaptation Council (CanAdapt Program)
    • Ag-West Biotech
    • American Air Liquide
    • Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
    • Canadian Animal Health Institute
    • Canadian Food Information Council
    • Canadian Livestock Genetics Association
    • Canadian Meat Council
    • Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency
    • CanAmera Foods
    • Caravelle Foods
    • Central Laboratories Friedrichsdorf
    • Chemical Metrology (Institute for Measurement Standards, NRC)
    • ConAgra Foods Inc.
    • Consumer and Biotechnology Foundation
    • Council for Biotechnology Information
    • DuPont Canada
    • Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
    • Fort Valley State University
    • GamRay Consulting, Inc.
    • Growmark, Inc.
    • Hort Research
    • Innovative Food Solutions
    • Institute of Environmental Science & Research Limited
    • International Association for Food Protection
    • Luby’s Restaurants, Inc.
    • MAF Food Assurance Authority
    • Maple Leaf Foods (Consumer Foods, Pork and Poultry)
    • McCain Foods Limited
    • McDonald’s
    • Monsanto Canada
    • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • National Food Processors Association
    • National Pork Board
    • National Turkey Federation
    • Nestle
    • New Science Management Inc.
    • OMAFRA
    • Ontario Agri-Food Technologies
    • Ontario Corn Producer’s Association
    • Ontario Egg Producers
    • Ontario Farm Animal Council
    • Ontario Food Protection Association
    • Ontario Pork
    • Paramalat Canada
    • Pharmacia Animal Health
    • Pioneer Hi-Bred
    • Plant Bioscience Ltd.
    • Plants Program at the University of Guelph
    • Saskatchewan Nutraceutical Network
    • Saugeen River Farm
    • Sensient Flavors Inc.
    • Sobey’s
    • Southern Crop Protection Association
    • Syngenta Crop Protection
    • Syngenta Seeds Canada, Inc.
    • Syngenta Seeds USA
    • Tactix Government Consulting Inc.
    • The Canadian Wheat Board
    • Urbana Veterinary Clinic

    (; accessed 2/224/03)


    The Foundation “was formed in 1995 to provide public education and information about air quality progress.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    “The Foundation is made up mainly of industry groups, including the American Petroleum Institute, American Trucking Association, and Chemical Manufacturers Association.” (The Tennessean, 6/23/98)

    “Other companies helped pay for TV and newspaper ads produced by the Foundation for Clean Air Progress, a nonprofit institute funded by energy, transportation and manufacturing companies that operates out of the offices of the public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller.” (The Washington Post, 6/17/97)


    Funded by the supplement industry (Nutrition Action Healthletter, April, 1999).


    Based in Bozeman, MT, the Foundation members “are intellectual entrepreneurs, explaining how economic incentives, secure property rights, and responsible prosperity can foster a healthy environment.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    According to the Wall Street Journal (John J. Fialka, Lawyer Who Challenged EPA Case Had Social Contacts With Judges, 3/23/04, pg. A4), "about 70% of [FREE's] funds come from foundations, including the Claude Lambe Foundation, which is controlled by closely held Koch Industries Inc., of Wichita, Kan., a broadly diversified energy company. Other contributions, according to FREE, come from corporations, currently including ExxonMobil."

    2003 Corporate Funders include:

    • ExxonMobil
    • GE Fund
    • Maguire Oil Company
    • Pfizer International
    • Port Blakely Tree Farms
    • Temple-Inland
    • Tindall Corporation

    (; accessed 3/23/04 )

    Corporate funders in 2000:

    • Chemical Manufacturers Association
    • Coca-Cola
    • ExxonMobil
    • General Electric Fund
    • Georgia Pacific
    • Haltermann
    • Merck
    • Pfizer
    • Port Blakely Tree Farms
    • Shell Oil
    • Simpson
    • Solvay Management
    • Temple Inland Forest Products
    • Texaco
    • Tindall
    • Union Carbide

    (; accessed 6/29/01)

    Received $10,000 in 1998 from ExxonMobil. (; removed 6/27/01, reaccessed 11/25/03)


    Based in Washington, D.C., the Institute “is a broad-based coalition of individuals, institutions and corporations who understand the critical importance of dental, oral and craniofacial health to the well-being of society.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    Corporate Members

    • A-Dec, Inc.
    • Atrix Laboratories
    • Block Drug Corporation
    • Colgate-Palmolive Company
    • Dentsply International
    • Eli Lilly
    • ESPE America
    • GC Corporation
    • Henry Schein, Inc.
    • Implant Dentistry
    • John O. Butler Company
    • The Journal of Practical Hygiene
    • Medical World Communications
    • Optiva Corporation
    • Patterson Dental Supply
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Warner Lambert
    • Zila Biomedical

    (; accessed 10/11/01)

    The following corporations supported the 2001 Annual Dinner: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, John O. Butler Company, Colgate-Palmolive, DENTSPLY International, and Washington Dental Service. (Friends of NIDCR 2001 Gala Annual Awards Dinner program, on file at CSPI)

    This group advocates for funding for the federal NIDCR. Patron ($25,000): Procter and Gamble. Sponsors ($10,000): Colgate-Palmolive Company, GC Corporation, Implant Dentistry. Contributor ($5,000): Atrix Laboratories, Patterson Dental Supply. Many other smaller donors are listed in the newsletter. (“Update” newsletter; September 2000)


    “Founded in 1996 by Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming (ret.), Frontiers of Freedom is a cutting-edge, forward-looking policy group advancing center-right principles in today's fast-paced news and information age. We work with grassroots activists throughout the country to protect private property rights, secure our national security, and promote sensible public policies critical to our country's liberty.” (; accessed 4/21/05)

    The Frontiers of Freedom Foundation coordinates the activities of The Center for Free Market Environmentalism and Conservation ( and The Center for Science and Public Policy (, think tanks that promote industry friendly policies. Frontiers of Freedom receives money from tobacco and oil companies, including Philip Morris, ExxonMobil and RJ Reynolds Tobacco. Frontiers of Freedom Institute and Foundation has received $467,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998. (; accessed 4/20/05) According to the New York Times, Frontiers for Freedom received $230,000 out of its $700,000 annual budget from Exxon in 2002, up from $40,000 in 2001. (J. Lee, "Exxon backs groups that question global warming," The New York Times, 5/28/03) Malcolm Wallop, chairman and founder of Frontiers of Freedom, has been a board of directors member of the El Paso Natural Gas Company since 1995. (PR Newswire, “El Paso Natural Gas Company names new director,” 1/13/95)

    ExxonMobil Donations:

    2001: $40,000 Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Annual Report (; accessed 4/21/05)

    2002 Total: $232,000

    • $100,000 for the Center for Sound Science and Public Policy
    • $97,000 for the Global Climate Change Outreach Activities
    • $35,000 for the Global Climate Change Science Projects
    Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report (; accessed 4/21/05)


    • $95,000 for Global Climate Change Outreach
    • $50,000 for Project Support--Sound Science Center
    • $50,000 for Global Climate Change Activities
    Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report (; accessed 4/21/05)


    Schering-Plough Corp., maker of a drug for hepatitis C, was a founding member of the Atlanta-based organization in 1998. The foundation sponsored a conference in 2000 about accidental exposure to the virus. (Washington Post, 9/12/00, p.1)


    According the website, the Marshall Institute "provid[es] policymakers with rigorous, clearly written and unbiased technical analyses on a range of public policy issues."  (; accessed 11/25/03)

    Institute president, William O’Keefe has served as chief operating officer of the American Petroleum Institute, and is a registered lobbyist for ExxonMobil. (Mooney, Chris. “Earth Last,” The American Prospect, 5/04, p.28) "During 2002, ExxonMobil donated $90,000 to the Institute, $80,000 of which was for the 'Global Climate Change Program'." (; accessed 01/28/04) The Institute is partially supported by the Exxon Education Foundation and American Standard Companies. (; removed 5/3/01, reaccessed 11/25/03)


    “GSA provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.”

    (; accessed 5/22/03)

    “The Gerontological Society of America is deeply indebted to the following agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals for their contributions to this meeting and other educational programs of the Society during 2002.”

    • Guardian Eldercare
    • Merck Institute of Aging & Health
    • MetLife Mature Market Institute
    • VeriCare Management, Inc.
    • Geron Corporation
    • Baywood Publishing Company
    • Pfizer, Inc.

    (; accessed 5/1/03)


    Based in Washington, D.C., the Coalition “is an organization of trade associations established in 1989 to coordinate business participation in the international policy debate on the issue of global climate change.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    “Exxon is also a major force behind the Global Climate Coalition, a business lobby that opposed [the] Kyoto [Climate Change Treaty].” (Milwaukee Global Sentinel, 6/2/01)

    “Currently, GCC members collectively represent more than 6 million businesses, companies and corporations in virtually every sector of U.S. business, agriculture, and forestry, including electric utilities, railroads, transportation, manufacturing, small businesses, mining, oil, and coal.” (; accessed 6/27/01)

    “Its members have included American Automobile Manufacturers Association, Amoco, the American Forest & Paper Association, American Petroleum Institute, Chevron, Chrysler, Dow Chemical, Exxon, Ford, General Motors, Mobil, Shell, Texaco, Union Carbide, and more than 40 other corporations and trade associations.” (Stauber, John and Sheldon Rampton. Trust Us, We’re Experts. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2001)


    The Greening Earth Society was created by the Western Fuels Association and holds that industrial evolution is good, and using fossil fuels to enable economic activity is as desirable. GES promotes the benign effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on the earth’s biosphere and humankind. The Society provides information about CO2 and fossil fuels to educators, students, business and media representatives, community leaders and policymakers. Information is provided to the public through the biweekly World Climate Report, the annual State of the Climate Report, the video “The Greening of Planet Earth” and “The Greening of Planet Earth Continues” and its website. ( 5/9/01)


    According to its website, the Grey Panthers are "a national organization of intergenerational activists dedicated to social change." (; accessed 3/05/04)

    According to the Corporate Crime Reporter, the Grey Panthers spent $200,000 "to place the newspaper ads was raised by Issue Dynamics Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that represents the Baby Bells...and that specializes in 'bridging gaps between industry and consumer groups on public policy issues'.... The Grey Panthers had also "taken corporate funds for operations in the past, including $25,000 from AT&T in 1999 and $5,000 from SBC Communications in 2000."  (Corporate Crime Reporter 22(1), 6/2/03;; accessed 3/05/04)




    Habitat for Humanity received materials, time, training and funds, from the Chlorine Chemistry Council (CCC), the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) and the Vinyl Institute. The groups work together to provide affordable, vinyl-sided housing for families as well as promote the benefits of vinyl construction products. ( 6/6/01)


    The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences is an independent, nonprofit coalition of universities, foundations, government agencies, and private sector businesses engaged in environmental risk assessment and biomedical sciences research and development. The goals of The Hamner are to facilitate development of new and safer medicines, guard public health and safety, and contribute to the economic growth of North Carolina and the nation. (; accessed 4/20/08)

    List of Sponsors:

    • 3M

    • Afton Chemical Corporation

    • American Chemistry Council

    • American Diabetes Association

    • American Forest & Paper Association

    • American Heart Association

    • American Petroleum Institute

    • BASF

    • Bayer CropScience

    • Bespak

    • Burroughs Wellcome Fund

    • Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

    • Chrysalis Technologies

    • Dow / Dow Corning

    • Environ

    • ExxonMobil Corporation

    • Formaldehyde Council

    • GlaxoSmithKline

    • Health Canada

    • Honeywell

    • National Cancer Institute

    • National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

    • National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

    • National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

    • Procter & Gamble

    • Research Triangle Institute

    • Shell Oil Company

    • U.S. Army

    • U.S. Department of Energy

    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    (; accessed 4/20/08)


    “The Hastings Center is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969 to explore fundamental and emerging questions in health care, biotechnology, and the environment.”(; accessed 3/7/05)

    Corporate Donors List:

    • ABC, Inc. Foundation
    • American Health Decisions
    • American Home Products Corporation
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • Ardais Corporation
    • Ascension Health
    • BD
    • CIGNA
    • The Copernicus Group Inc.
    • E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Roche Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Time, Inc.

    The Hastings Center Report, 5/1/01


    Health Education Foundation was founded by Morris Chafetz, M.D., former head of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Health Communications is the for-profit relative.

    “...a group supported both by the public and the liquor industry...” (New York Times, 5/25/86, Section 3, page 2)

    According to the Los Angeles Times, “[M]ost of the seminars done by Health Communications are sponsored. Among the most active sponsors are Anheuser-Busch and Miller [Brewing Co.].... Others who have sponsored workshops include Heublein; Citicorp, through its Diners Club program, and a number of hotel chains (including Westin, Ramada Inn, Ritz-Carlton, Omni) and restaurant chains. “ (1/18/90, p. H18)

    “Excellent commitment from our corporate sponsors and the food and beverage industry has allowed us to TIPS-train 200,000 people in six-and-a-half years,” said Marc Chafetz [attorney son of Morris], president of Health Communication, Inc. (PR Newswire, 6/28/90)

    “... Health Education Foundation, which has received money from the alcoholic beverage industry.” (Washington Post, 11/20/97, A24)

    “Your paper took it upon itself to point out the fact that Chafetz’s foundation has received money from the alcohol beverage industry, a fact that he does not dispute. The alcohol industry, however, is just one of many industries that support the Health Education Foundation.” (Letter, Adam F. Chafetz, Washington Post, 11/29/97, A21)


    Based in Boston, HEI is “a partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and industry.” “The Institute...provides [information] on health effects of pollutants from motor vehicles and from other sources...including carbon monoxide, methanol and aldehydes, nitrogen oxides, diesel exhaust, ozone, and particulate air pollution.” “The Institute is supported jointly by the EPA and industry.” (; accessed 10/02/02)

    Sponsors for fiscal year 1998-99

    • American Chemistry Council
    • American Petroleum Institute
    • American Suzuki Motor Corporation
    • BMW of North America
    • Caterpillar
    • Cummins Engine Company
    • DaimlerChrysler
    • Detroit Diesel Corporation
    • European Chemical Manufacturers Association
    • European Commission
    • Ford Motor Company
    • General Motors
    • Hino Motors
    • Honda Motor Company
    • Hyundai America Technical Center
    • International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers
    • International Truck and Transportation Corporation
    • Isuzu Motors America
    • Jaguar Cars
    • John Deere
    • KIA Motors America
    • Mack Trucks
    • Mazda Motor Corporation
    • Mercedes Benz
    • Mitsubishi Motors America
    • Nissan Motor Company
    • Range Rover of North America
    • Rolls Royce Motor Cars
    • Saab Cars USA
    • Subaru of America
    • Toyota Motor Corporation
    • Volkswagen of America
    • Volvo Cars of North America

    (; accessed 10/02/02)

    Sponsors for fiscal year 2000-01 include:

    • American Chemistry Council
    • American Petroleum Institute
    • Association des Constructerus Européens d’Automobiles

    (; accessed 9/20/02)


    According to the website, the Healthy Foundation was established “to provide at-risk populations with basic nutrients through supplementation.” (; accessed 7/28/03)

    Contributors include (partial list):

    Guardian Angels ($100,000 +)

    • Raj K. Chopra/Tishcon Corp.
    • MedCorps International Foundation
    • U.S. Congress/Dept. of Education

    Platinum Angel ($50,000 +)

    • Longevity Science
    • U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)

    Golden Angels ($12,000 +)

    • Elan/Ella International
    • Natural Factors
    • New Hope Natural Media
    • Rexall-Sundown

    Silver Angels ($6,000 +)

    • Nutrition Formulators
    • Wyeth Consumer Health Care

    Cherub Angels ($3,000 +)

    • Advanced Medical Conferences
    • Best Label Co.
    • Capsugel
    • Rx Vitamins
    • Sigma-Tau Health Science
    • The Fetzer Institute
    • Tim Plastics
    • Virgo Publishing

    Angels (Up to $3,000)

    • Alpine Mechanical Systems, Inc.
    • Aufrichtig, Stein & Aufrichtig
    • Basic Health Publications
    • Belmont Chemicals
    • Bodywise International
    • C.A. Rich Consultants
    • Christian Dior, Inc.
    • Cosmo-Pharm, Inc.
    • Creative Image
    • Doctor’s Preferred
    • Doctor’s Research
    • Eckhart Corp
    • Emerson Ecologies
    • Equivalent Pharmaceutical
    • ExxonMobile Chemical Co.
    • Generichem
    • Genicel, Inc.
    • Global Nutriceuticals
    • Halo Foundation
    • Harmony Investments
    • Helios Nutrition
    • Inner Light Ministries
    • K & R Law Group
    • Markan Global Enterprises
    • Mini Graphics
    • Natrol
    • Needs
    • New Frontiers Natural Foods
    • Nutrenergy
    • Nutrimedika
    • Nutrition S’Mart
    • Optimum Health International
    • Package All Corp.
    • Pharmaceuticals Ingredients
    • Phyto*Therapy
    • Pitney Bowes
    • Robelson Chemists
    • Questa Co-Op Natural Foods
    • Raiche, Ende, Malter, Lerner
    • Ralph’s Market
    • Red River Solution, Inc.
    • Robelen Chemists
    • Coleman Sudol Sapone PC
    • SETCO
    • Sound Medicine
    • Tenney & Company
    • Tenet Health Care Foundation
    • The Key To Health Foundation
    • The Vranos Family Foundation
    • Trans World Properties
    • Tricorps International
    • Vitamin Angel Alliance
    • Vitamin Research Products
    • Von’s Market

    (; accessed 7/28/03)


    “The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA) represents the first organized effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care.” (; accessed 3/22/05)

    Corporate Members:

    • AstraZeneca
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Amgen
    • Aventis
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Guidant Corporation
    • Medtronics
    • Merck
    • Novartis
    • Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals
    • Pfizer
    • Procter & Gamble
    • St. Jude Medical, Inc.
    • Scios Inc.
    • Vasomedical, Inc.

    (; accessed 3/22/05)

    2005 “Update for the Primary Care Physician” conference was sponsored by AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Guidant, Medtronic, Pfizer, Novartis, and Scios. (; accessed 3/22/05)


    "The Heart Rhythm Foundation is a new organization with a vital mission – to raise awareness about heart rhythm disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. The main focus of the Heart Rhythm Foundation is to shine a spotlight on critical issues with programs that give a strong voice to patients, the public and physicians." (; accessed 10/2/06)

    Corporate Members Include:


  • Medtronic Inc.
  • Patrons

  • Guidant Corporation
  • Sponsors

  • AstraZeneca
  • Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • CryoCath Technologies, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific
  • Sanofi-Aventis Group
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Biotronik
  • Bard Electrophysiology
  • Endocardial Solutions, Inc.
  • Siemens Medical Solutions USA
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Dardiome/Astellas
  • Impulse Dynamics
  • Pressure Products, Inc.
  • Therapeutics
  • (; accessed 10/2/06)

    “Hudson Institute is an internationally recognized public policy research organization that forecasts trends and develops solutions for governments, businesses and the public.

    “Hudson Institute’s research efforts and projects are funded mostly through grants and donations from U.S. and international companies and individual supporters.”

    (all of above from:; December 30, 2000)

    Based in Indianapolis, IN, the “institute’s corporate funding ... includes Monsanto, DuPont, Dow-Elanco, Sandoz, Ciba-Geigy, ConAgra, Cargill, and Procter & Gamble.” (Stauber, John and Sheldon Rampton. Trust Us, We’re Experts. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2001.)

    "The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization formed in 1996 to provide information, support and advocacy to patients, their families and medical providers." (,1,0,0,1,0; accessed 11/2/06)

    Corporate Sponsors Include:

    • Medtronic
    • Guidant/ Boston Scientific
    (Communication, CSPI to the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, 11/2/06)

    The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association was cited in an article in the New Scientist as receiving 31 percent of its total funding of $170,929 from donations from pharmaceutical/ device companies. (Marshall, Jessica and Aldous, Peter. "Patient groups special: Swallowing the best advice?" New Scientist, 10/27/06, p.1)


    From 1974 to 1990 the American Health Foundation received over $163,000 in grants from Philip Morris. (Letters from Philip Morris to Dr. Ernst Wynder, president of the American Health Foundation; available at:, Doc ID #s 2015013819, 2015013916, 2021630516, 2021630797, 2021630850, 2021630953; accessed 6/17/03)

    Regarding an AHF press kit prepared by the PR firm, Ruder and Finn, William Ruder writes to Philip Morris: “please note that we have handled it so that there is not one single mention of the problem of smoking and health.” (Letter from William Ruder to James C. Bowling, June 19, 1975; available at:, Doc ID # 2015013901; accessed 6/17/03)

    AHF’s board of directors has included R.H. Adamson from the National Soft Drink Association and executives of Pepsi-Cola and Procter & Gamble. (AHF stationery, 1999)


    The institute is a nonprofit research organization in Washington. It conducted General Electric-sponsored study concerning cancer risk in workers exposed to PCBs. Renate D. Kimbrough did the study. (New York Times, 3/10/99)


    “The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a nonprofit organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations and the pharmaceutical industry to provide education about adverse drug events and their prevention. The Institute provides an independent review of medication errors that have been voluntarily submitted by practitioners to a national Medication Errors Reporting Program (MERP) operated by the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP). Information from the reports may be used by USP to impact on drug standards. All information derived from the MERP is shared with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) and pharmaceutical companies whose products are mentioned in reports.”

    Board of Trustees members with corporate ties:

    • Robert Braverman, President, Medi-Dose, Inc./ EPS, Inc.
    • Mark J. Cziraky, Pharm.D., Vice President, Health Core
    • George Di Domizio, J.D., President, Gemini Trademark Services
    • Lou Martinelli, Ph.D., Pharm.D., President, L. Martinelli & Associates
    • J. Russell Teagarden, R.Ph., MA, Vice President, Clinical Practices & Therapeutics, Merck-Medco Managed Care, L.L.C.
    • G. Rodney Wolford, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ForHealth Technologies, Inc.

    (; accessed 3/8/05)

    2004 CHEERS Awards Sponsors:


    • Medical Error Recognition and Revision Strategies, Inc. (a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices)
    • McKesson Corporation


    • PharMEDium
    • Cardinal Health
    • ALaris Medical Systems
    • Hospira (Abbott)
    • Baxter


    • Wyeth
    • Schering-Plough
    • Pharmaconsultant, Inc.
    • Medi-Dose, Inc./ EPS, Inc.
    • Intellidot
    • Facts & Comparisons
    • B. Braun
    • Baxa
    • Smiths
    • Medex
    • ForHealth Technologies, Inc.


  • Talone Insurance, Inc.
  • RSC, Inc.
  • IDentity Health, Inc.
  • HealthCore, Inc.
  • Gemini Trademark Services
  • (; accessed 3/8/05)

    To view previous years CHEERS Awards sponsors go to:


    “Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with 28,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia and government.... [that] advances the science and technology of food through the exchange of knowledge.” (; accessed 10/02/02)

    Sponsors of the IFT’s annual World Congress of Food Science and Technology included:

    Gold Sponsors

    • Procter & Gamble
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Coca-Cola Company

    Silver Sponsors

    • Kerry Ingredients
    • Monsanto

    Silver Contributor

    • Archer Daniels Midland Company

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Land O’Lakes, Inc.

    (; accessed 10/02/02)

    IFT Foundation Board of Directors members with industry ties:

    • John Ruff, Chair, Kraft Foods
    • Peter Erickson General Mills
    • R. David C. Macnair Campbell Soup Company
    • Jonathan A. Merkle Michael Foods, Inc.
    • Pat Verduin ConAgra Foods, Inc.
    • Richard Vincent Riviana Foods
    • (; accessed 2/2/05)

    A not-for-profit organization dedicated to “helping reduce the abuse of alcohol worldwide and to promoting understanding of the role of alcohol in society through dialogue and partnerships involving the beverage alcohol industry, the public health community and others with an interest in alcohol policy.” The Center is “funded by 11 of the leading producers of beverage alcohol.”

    • Allied Domecq PLC
    • Asahi Breweries, LTD.
    • Bacardi-Martini
    • Brown-Forman Corporation
    • Coors Brewing Company
    • Diageo PLC
    • Foster’s Group Limited
    • Heineken N.V.
    • Miller Brewing Company
    • Molson
    • South African Breweries PLC

    (; accessed 5/6/05)


    According to ICTM’s “Statement of Capabilities,” ICTM provides services of “scientific and medical consultation in litigation; evaluation and remediation support in problems of indoor air quality; performance of human health and ecological risk assessments; scientific support in drug related issues; scientific consultation in regulatory compliance; and clinical medical evaluations….Clients include chemical, oil and other manufacturing companies, casualty insurance companies, states and municipalities, and trade associations.”

    The “Principals” of ICTM are:

    • Ronald E. Gots, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Barbara Ann Gots, M.D.
    • Philip Witocsch, M.D. F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.
    • Sorrell L. Schwartz, Ph.D.
    • Suellen W. Pirages, Ph.D.
    • Nancy J. Balter, Ph.D.

    The following is a partial list of ICTM clients:


    • 3M
    • Allied Chemical
    • AMOCO Oil Company
    • Asbestospray
    • Ashland Oil
    • EXXON
    • Dow Chemical Co.
    • Dupont Chemical Co.
    • Halliburton Corp.
    • ICI Americas Corporation
    • Industrial Petrochemical
    • International Paper
    • Kimberly-Clark Corp.
    • Miller Chemical
    • Monsanto
    • Nabisco
    • Olin
    • Oxypetrochemical Co.
    • PPG
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Rohm and Haas
    • Safety-Kleen Corp.
    • Shell Oil Company
    • Stauffer Chemical Co.
    • Texaco
    • Upjohn
    • Vesicol
    • Vulcan Chemical
    • Weyerhaeuser


    • Chemical Manufacturers Associations
    • Chemical Specialty Manufacturers Association
    • National Association of Manufacturers

    (ICTM’s Statement of Capabilities, on file at CSPI, 4/29/02)


    According to its website, the IDF is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to work with member associations to enhance the lives of people with diabetes. The IDF receives funding from the following contributors in various levels of support:

    Long-term Contributors: Corporate Partners must have been members of either the Lawrence Circle or the Mayes Circle for a continuous period of at least six years.

    • Eli Lilly
    • Novo Norkisk A/S
    • Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    • Servier

    Lawrence Circle: Corporate Partners are eligible to join the Lawrence Circle when they give support valued at $100,000 or more... and are already a Platinum Corporate Partner.

    • Bayer Corporation
    • Eli Lilly
    • GlaxoSmithKline PLC
    • Merck, Sharp & Dohme (MSD)
    • Novartis Pharma AG
    • Novo Nordisk A/S

    Mayes Circle: Corporate sponsors are eligible to join the Mayes Circle when they give support valued at $50,000 or more... and are already a Platinum Corporate Partner.

    • Bayer Corporation
    • LifeScan Inc
    • Novartis Pharma AG
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Roche Diagnostics GmbH

    Platinum Corporate Partners: Platinum Corporate Partners pay a membership fee of $10,000 or more, for which they receive a range of entitlements.

    • AstraZeneca R&D
    • Becton Dickson Consumer Healthcare
    • F Hoffman-La Roche
    • Servier
    • Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd.

    Corporate Partners: Corporate Partners pay a membership fee of $5,000 or more, for which they also receive special entitlements.

    • Abbott Diagnostics GmbH
    • Aventis Pharma
    • LIPHA SA
    • MiniMed
    • Nestle SA
    • Sanofi-Synthelabo Groupe

    (; accessed 2/24/03)


    According to its website, "[t]he International Epidemiology Institute is a unique senior biomedical research organization founded in 1994 by scientists from the National Cancer Institute....[that] provides state-of-the-science expertise for addressing the complex biomedical issues that confront both the public and private sectors, universities, and other institutions in today's rapidly changing world." (; accessed 3/2/04)

    Until October 15, 2000, IEI listed "Corporate Counseling" and "Litigation Support" among the list of services published on its website. (; accessed 3/4/04) Vanderbilt University

    According to Bloomberg Financial News (Mobile Phones Don't Cause Brain Cancer of Leukemia, Study Finds; 2/26/02), IEI completed a study that cost $373,000 and was funded in part by Denmark's largest phone company, Tele Danmark A/S, which is partially owned by SBC Communications, and the second-largest mobile phone service in Denmark, Sonofon A/S, owned by Telenor AS and BellSouth Corp.

    "The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) was created to provide information, services and support to individuals and families affected by essential tremor (ET). The organization encourages and promotes research in an effort to determine the causes, treatment and ultimately the cure for ET." (; accessed 11/2/06)

    Corporate Sponsors Include:

    • Exxon Mobil
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Maytag Corporation
    • Microsoft
    • Pfizer
    • J.P. Morgan Chase
    • Nestle
    • Verizon

    (; accessed 11/2/06)

    The International Essential Tremor Foundation was cited in an article in the New Scientist as receiving 16 percent of its total funding of $483,100 from donations from pharmaceutical/ device companies. (Marshall, Jessica and Aldous, Peter. "Patient groups special: Swallowing the best advice?" New Scientist, 10/27/06, p.1)


    Created in 1986, to “serve as a clearinghouse for information on aspartame and to defend the sweetener from attacks.” Original funders included Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, General Foods, and the NutraSweet Group. (Food Chemical News, 1/20/86, p.2)

    “IFIC is supported by the following companies from the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industry:”

    • Ross Products Division/Abbott Laboratories
    • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    • Jack In The Box
    • BASF Corporation
    • Nutrinova Inc.
    • Archer Daniels Midland Company and Dannon Company Inc.
    • Unilever United States Inc.
    • Cultor Food Science, Inc.
    • The NutraSweet Kelco Company
    • Nabisco, Inc.
    • Monsanto Company
    • McDonald’s Corporation
    • Kraft Foods
    • M&M/Mars
    • McNeil Specialty Products Co.
    • Nestle USA, Inc.
    • The Pepsi-Cola Company
    • The Procter & Gamble Company
    • Zeneca Plant Science
    • Hershey Foods Corporation
    • Gerber Products Company
    • Frito-Lay, Inc.
    • Campbell Soup Company
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • ARCO Chemical Company
    • Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.
    • Best Foods
    • DuPont Agricultural Products
    • General Mills, Inc.
    • H.J. Heinz Company
    • Kellogg USA Inc.

    (IFIC, undated, received prior to 1999)

    IFIC Foundation Board of Trustees, 2001:

    • Daniel B. Dennison, Ph.D. Coca-Cola Company
    • John. F Manfredi Nabisco, Inc.
    • Michael S. Mudd Kraft Foods
    • John T. Gould Jr. Unilever
    • Fergus M. Clydesdale, Ph.D. Department of Food Science University of Massachusetts
    • Sharon M. Friedman, M.A. Department of Journalism and Communications Lehigh University
    • Jeanne P. Goldberg, Ph.D. School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University
    • George M. Gray, Ph.D. Center for Risk Analysis Harvard School of Public Health
    • Nancy Wellman, Ph.D. Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Florida International University

    (IFIC Form 990, 2001; on file at CSPI)

    IFIC Foundation Board of Trustees, 1995-1996:

    • Nancy Wellman, Ph.D., RD, Professor
      National Center on Nutrition and Aging
      Florida International University, Miami
    • Sharon M. Friedman, MA
      Iacocca Professor and Director of the Science & Environment Writing Program
      Dept. of Journalism and Communications
      Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
    • John F. Manfredi
      Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs
      Nabisco, Inc.
    • Fergus M. Clydesdale, Ph.D.
      Professor and Department Head, Department of Food Science
      University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Sharon Coleman, Director
      Communications and Information Programs
      Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
      The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta
    • Jeanne P. Goldberg, Ph.D., RD, Associate Professor
      School of Nutrition Science and Policy
      Tufts University
    • John D. Graham, Ph.D.
      Director, Center for Risk Analysis
      Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences
      Harvard School of Public Health
    • Michael S. Mudd
      Vice President of Corporate Affairs
      Kraft Foods
    • Maureen Storey, Ph.D.
      Director, Nutrition Marketing
      Kellogg USA Inc. (1999: at Georgetown University Center for Food and Nutrition Policy)

    Founded “in 1978 to work toward a safer, healthier world. ILSI is a worldwide foundation that is making a difference in public health by advancing the understanding of scientific issues related to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, and the environment. ILSI is governed by an Assembly of Members, which includes one representative from each of its more than 400 member companies, and an elected Board of Trustees of renowned scientists from academia and industry, all of whom volunteer their time and expertise. ILSI members represent the world’s leading manufacturers of food and food ingredients, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products.” (; September 22, 2000) ILSI has branches in about a dozen other countries/regions.

    In 2006, the World Health Organization excluded ILSI from WHO committees that set global standards for food and water supplies because of links between ILSI membership and funding from the commercial sector. (Clapp, Stephen. "ILSI excluded from WHO standard-setting activities," Food Chemical News, 2/13/06).

    ILSI has received funding from the alcoholic beverage industry. (Addiction. 2001;96:197-202)

    ILSI’s fall, 1996, N.Y. Academy of Science conference on fat substitutes was funded in part by Procter & Gamble (Mother Jones, May/June, 1997, p.14).

    Members of ILSI North America:

    • 3M Microbiology
    • Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.
    • Archer Daniels Midland Company
    • BASF Corporation
    • Campbell Soup Company
    • Cargill, Incorporated
    • CNS, Inc.
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • Colgate-Palmolive Company
    • ConAgra Foods
    • CTI Foods
    • Danisco USA, Inc.
    • DSM Nutritional Products Inc.
    • DuPont Haskell Laboratory
    • General Mills, Inc.
    • Gerber Products Company
    • GlaxoSmithKline Research
    • H.J. Heinz Company
    • Hershey Foods Corporation
    • International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Kellogg Company
    • Kraft Foods, Inc.
    • Masterfoods USA
    • McCormick & Company, Inc.
    • McNeil Nutritionals
    • Mead Johnson Nutritionals
    • Monsanto Company
    • National Starch and Chemical Company
    • Nestlé USA, Inc.
    • Novozymes North America, Inc.
    • The NutraSweet Company
    • Nutrinova, Inc.
    • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    • The Pepsi-Cola Company
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • The Proctor & Gamble Company
    • Red Bull North America
    • Renessen LLC
    • Roche Vitamins, Inc.
    • Ross Products Division/Abbott Laboratories
    • Sethness Products Company
    • Tate & Lyle North America
    • Unilever Bestfoods North America
    • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

    (; accessed 4/11/06)


    The mission of the ISAAA is to “contribute to poverty alleviation by increasing crop productivity and income generation, particularly for resource-poor farmers, and to bring about a safer environment and more sustainable agricultural development.”

    ISAAA is funded by a donor support group consisting of public and private sector institutions. Some of its supporters include AgrEvo, Monsanto Co., Novartis Seeds, Cargill Seeds, Dow AgroSciences, Schering AG, and Gemeinschaft fur technische Zusammenarbeit. ( accessed 4/30/02)


    The mission of the ISAAA is to “contribute to poverty alleviation by increasing crop productivity and income generation, particularly for resource-poor farmers, and to bring about a safer environment and more sustainable agricultural development.”

    ISAAA is funded by a donor support group consisting of public and private sector institutions. (; accessed 03/5/08) It has published reports that support genetically engineered agriculture and describe its growing popularity in the developing world. (; accessed 03/06/08)

    List of Donors Includes:

    • ACIAR, Australia
    • AgrEvo, Germany
    • Bayer CropScience, Germany
    • CropLife Asia
    • CropLife International
    • DuPont, USA
    • Hitachi Foundation, Japan/USA
    • Monsanto Company, USA
    • Monsanto Fund, USA
    • Nestle, Switzerland
    • Novartis Seeds, Switzerland
    • PCARRD-DOST, Philippines
    • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, USA
    • SEAMEO SEARCA, Philippines
    • Syngenta, Switzerland
    • The Rabobank, the Netherlands
    • US Grains Council, USA


    “The purpose of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) is to be the recognized forum for international collaboration resulting in education in all aspects of bipolar disorders.”

    The organization’s website is maintained by an unrestricted educational grant from Lilly. (; accessed 3/3/05)

    ISBD Regional Group Conference Sponsors:

    • Platinum:Eli Lilly
    • Gold: Astra Zeneca
    • Silver: GlaxoSmithKline

    (; accessed 3/3/05)


    Serves to “inform and educate scientists, policy makers, the media and the public about the scientific issues affecting the regulatory process.” ISRTP publishes the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.

    Sponsors include:

    • American Chemistry Council
    • Burdock Group
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • The Gillette Company
    • Indespec Chemical Corporation
    • Merck and Co., Inc.
    • The Procter & Gamble Company
    • RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company
    • The Sapphire Group, Inc.
    • Schering-Plough Research Institute
    • SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 3/17/05)

    Sponsors include:

    • American Chemistry Council
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • The Gillette Company
    • Indespec Chemical Corporation
    • Merck and Co., Inc.
    • Procter & Gamble Company
    • RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company
    • The Sapphire Group, Inc.
    • Schering-Plough Research Institute
    • SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 9/13/02)


    "The ISH’s main objectives are to promote and encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge in all aspects of research and its application to prevention and management of heart disease and stroke in hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases around the world."

    Corporate Members:

  • Astra Zeneca
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • MSD
  • Novartis
  • (; accessed 10/2/06)

    The 2006 Scientific Meeting of the ISH in Japan is sponsored by:

  • Pfizer
  • Novartis
  • Takeda
  • Sankyo
  • Astellas
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co.
  • (; accessed 10/2/06)


    Receives core funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and University of Maryland. Receives funding for certain projects from industry and others. JIFSAN, whose director is David Lineback, has an advisory council consisting heavily of food manufacturers and professors (some of whom consult for industry); also includes three consumer representatives. “Funding for the project [on mercury in the Seychelle Islands] was provided by the FDA (through a supplement to the JIFSAN Cooperative Agreement), the Electric Power Research Institute (present funding $486,000), the National Tuna Foundation ($10,000), and the National Fisheries Institute ($5,000).”

    Members of the Advisory Council include:

    Private sector industry (all of the industry members make annual contributions in the $5,000 range to help support JIFSAN. Additionally, some help subsidize JIFSAN conferences. CSPI telephone interview with David Lineback, 1-29-01)

    • Bestfoods (Dr. Diani Santucci)
    • Coca-Cola Company (Dr. Michael Carakostas)
    • Campbell Soup Company (Dr. George Evancho)
    • Dean Foods Company (Dr. George Muck)
    • Frito-Lay (Dr. Robert Drotman)
    • General Mills (Dr. Frederick Hegele)
    • Gerber Products Company (Dr. Nicholas Hether)
    • Hershey Foods Corporation (Dr. Stanley Tarka)
    • Kellogg Company (Dr. Tracie Sheehan)
    • Kraft Foods (Mr. Ron Triani)
    • McCormick and Company (Dr. Hamed Faridi)
    • McNeil Specialty Products Company (Dr. Steven Mann)
    • M&M/Mars (Dr. Steven Rizk)
    • Mead Johnson Nutritionals (Dr. Mark Dreher)
    • Monsanto Company (Dr. Jerry Hjelle)
    • Nabisco (Dr. W. Kelly Jones)
    • Ocean Spray Cranberries (Dr. Y. Steve Henig)
    • Odwalla (Mr. Stephen Williamson)
    • Procter and Gamble Company (Dr. Keith Triebwasser)
    • Tropicana Products (Dr. Nancy Green)

    Representatives of Consumers’ Interests

    • Consumer Federation of America (Carol Tucker Foreman)
    • National Consumers League (Linda Golodner)
    • Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP) (Laurie Girand)


    • Lester Crawford (Georgetown University)
    • Dr. Michael Doyle (University of Georgia)
    • Dr. Julie Miller Jones (College of St. Catherines)
    • Dr. Sanford Miller (Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center)
    • Dr. Michael Pariza (University of Wisconsin)
    • Dr. Stephen Taylor (University of Nebraska)
    • Dr. Connie Weaver (Purdue University)


    • Dr. Peter Stanley (Central Science Laboratory, MAFF, UK)


    • Dr. Gilbert Leveille (McNeil Consumer Healthcare)

    (except where noted, all of above from; accessed 07/24/03)


    Kansans for Affordable Energy (KAE) was set up in October 2007 by a group of Kansas businessmen in reaction to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) denying the air quality permit for the two proposed 700-megawatt generators at the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation. The two local Garden City businessmen, Bob Kreutzer and John Doll, who formed the Kansans For Affordable Energy, stated that they hoped KAE could present "the rest of the story" when it comes to using coal as a base load energy supply for the area and nation. (; accessed 6/6/08)

    Kansans for Affordable Energy is a pro-coal lobbying group that has received financial support from Sunflower Electric Power, a Kansas-based utility company, and Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal corporation. (Barringer, F. States’ Battles Over Energy Grow Fiercer With U.S. in a Policy Gridlock, New York Times, 3/20/08)


    According to it website, the Karolinska Institute "is one of Europe's largest medical universities. It is also Sweden's largest centre for medical training and research, accounting for 30 per cent of the medical training and 40 per cent of the medical academic research that is conducted nationwide. Karolinska Institute's mission is to improve the health of mankind through research, education and information."(; accessed 12/03/03)

    Karolinska is also responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. (; accessed 12/03/03)

    According to the Institute's website, Karolinska "can offer companies cooperation in e.g. research, research funding, information services, student projects, premises and education." (; accessed 12/03/03)


    “The Keystone Center's mission today is to equip citizens with deliberative frameworks, democratic processes, analytical information, and critical-thinking skills to navigate tough problems and develop solutions. The Keystone Center positions itself to improve decisions about long-term issues by helping students learn, teachers teach and thought-leaders and decision-makers effectively address technically complex, politically uncertain situations.” (; access 4/21/05)

    The Keystone Center runs a Center for Science and Public Policy, which conducts studies on energy, environment, and health and social policy issues. (; accessed 4/21/05)


    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Alcan, Inc.
    • Alcoa Foundation
    • Alliant Energy
    • Alpina Sports
    • Altria Group, Inc.
    • American Chemistry Council
    • American Electric Power
    • American Road & Transportation Builders’ Association
    • American Transmission Co., LLC
    • The Boeing Company
    • BP
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Cargill Inc.
    • Chevron Texaco Corporation
    • Ciba Specialty Chemicals
    • Cynergy Corporation
    • CMS Energy
    • Colgate-Palmolive Corporation
    • Cummins Inc.
    • Dow Chemical
    • Duke Energy Corporation
    • Dupont
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • Electric Power Supply Association
    • Emerson & Cumming Specialty Polymers
    • Enbridge Energy Corporation
    • The Energy Foundation
    • Entergy Services Inc.
    • ExxonMobil
    • Gas Technology Institute
    • General Electric
    • General Motors
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Shell Oil
    • Solutia, Inc.
    • Southern Company Services, Inc.
    • Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
    • Target Stores
    • WE Energies
    • Weyerhaeuser Company
    • Wyeth
    • Xcel Energy Foundation

    (; accessed 4/21/05)


    According to a June 2000 Public Citizen report (“Citizens for Better Medicare”), this group, whose 1998 budget was $1.3 million, received grants from various drug companies, including Glaxo Wellcome, $90,000; Schering Plough, $115,000; Hoechst Marion Roussel, $40,000. In 1996-98, drug companies provided $493,000 out of $2.665 million total income.


    Corporate Contributors (partial list)

    • 24 Hour Fitness
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Accenture
    • Acordia South Florida
    • Alaska Airlines
    • Allfirst Financial, Inc.
    • Allfirst Bank
    • Alliance Steel
    • Allstate
    • American Investors
    • American Bicycle Association
    • American Skandia
    • American Suzuki Motor Corp.
    • Amgen
    • Anchor Bancorp, Inc.
    • Anheuser-Busch
    • Anning-Johnson Company
    • Arnold & Porter
    • Arthur Andersen LLP
    • AT&T Broadband
    • Atlanta Braves Foundation
    • Automated Trading Desk
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    • B & B Washington’s Caterer
    • Bank of America
    • BellSouth Mobility
    • Berlex Laboratories, Inc
    • BlueCross Blue Shield
    • BP Amoco
    • Bristol Myers Squibb
    • Butera Properties
    • California-Nevada Operating Engineers
    • Capital One Services, Inc.
    • Care First
    • Carlisle Construction
    • Carnival
    • Carr-America Development, Inc.
    • Chick-fil-A
    • Chrysler/Plymouth
    • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
    • Cleveland Clinic
    • Clif Bar, Inc.
    • Clipper Navigation
    • Comcast
    • Computer Associates International, Inc.
    • Computer Science Corporation (CSC)
    • Comsat Corporation
    • Continental Promotion Group
    • Costco Wholesale
    • Credit Suisse/First Boston Corporation
    • Criimi Mae Management, Inc.
    • Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
    • Cumberland Packing Corp.
    • Danaher Corporation
    • Daniel Lackner
    • Deloitte & Touche
    • Delta Airlines
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Dewey Ballantine LLP
    • Di Pasquale Enterprises Subway
    • DiCarta, Inc.
    • Docent
    • Dodge
    • ELG Haniel Metals Corp.
    • Enterprise Leasing Foundation
    • EON, Inc.
    • Ernst & Young LLP
    • Fannie Mae Foundation
    • Fidelity Investments
    • First Virginia Bank
    • First Union Bank
    • First Telecom Texas, Inc.
    • Fleet
    • Freddie Mac
    • FutureNext Consulting, Inc.
    • GE Lighting
    • Genentech, Inc.
    • Getronics Goldman Sachs & Co
    • Grubb & Ellis
    • Gwinnett Place Honda
    • Haemonetics
    • Herman Miller
    • Hershey Park Arena and Hockey
    • Hitachi
    • Holiday Stationstores
    • Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
    • Host Marriott, L.P.
    • Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
    • IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • IMC, Inc.
    • International House of Pancakes
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • JP Morgan Chase and Company
    • Kirkland & Ellis
    • KPMG LLP
    • Lehman Brothers
    • Levi Strauss & Co.
    • Lifespan
    • Litton PRC
    • Lockheed Martin Global
    • Logicon, Inc.
    • Lunardi’s Markets
    • M & T Bank
    • Manugistics, Inc.
    • Marriott International, Inc.
    • Massey Charitable Trust
    • MBNA
    • MCI Worldcom
    • McKinsey & Co.
    • MedImmune, Inc.
    • Memorial Health
    • Mercedes-Benz
    • Metabolife
    • Michael McCarthy Foundation
    • Mills Corporation
    • Morgan Keegan
    • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
    • Network Associates, Inc.
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Oracle
    • Organic, Inc.
    • Ortho Biotech
    • Ortho Biotech Oncology
    • Pepsi-Cola
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
    • Potomac Electric Power Company
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    • Prospect Waterproofing Co.
    • Provident Bank
    • Prudential
    • Putnam Investments
    • Rocky Mountain Boatworks
    • Ronald McDonald House Charities
    • Sallie Mae
    • Salomon Smith Barney
    • Samsung
    • Schering Plough
    • Sequoia Capital
    • Sequoia Partners
    • Servicemark Communications
    • Sideware Corp.
    • Silicon Graphics
    • Sweet ‘N Low
    • Telecommunications
    • The Leonsis Foundation
    • The Gold-Diggers, Inc.
    • The Gap
    • The Washington Redskins
    • The Videre Group, LLP
    • The Adams National Bank
    • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.
    • The Crosby Fund
    • The Budd Company
    • The California Endowment
    • The Columbia Foundation
    • Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund, Inc.
    • Transplantation, Stanford University
    • United Airlines
    • Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.
    • Warner Music Group Inc.

    (In Touch 2001 Annual Report, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; on file at CSPI)


    The Living Heart Foundation (LHF) was established "to combat sudden cardiac death and to provide risk stratification with early intervention for cardiac, pulmonary, and metabolic conditions through on-site screening and integrated health programs." (; accessed 3/22/04)

    The Living Heart Foundation is sustained by contributions from Pfizer and Meridian Health Systems. (; accessed 3/22/04)


    “The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute is a private biomedical research institute dedicated to the reduction of the nation's substantial respiratory health burden.”

    The institute has a corporate affiliates donor program and provides corporate donors with intra-industry and cross-industry networking and jointly-funded research opportunities.

    (; accessed 1/26/05)
    ”Since 1962, the LSRO has been an invaluable resource providing clients with expert evaluation of issues, opportunities, data, programs, and proposals in basic and clinical research. The LSRO has carefully built an international reputation for objectivity and is regarded as a widely accepted authoritative source, independent from special interest groups and politics. LSRO reports are timely, comprehensive, state-of-the-science reviews. Moreover, its experience with regulatory and governmental processes has proven exceptionally useful to clients from the public and private sector alike.” (; accessed 12/20/04)

    Board of Directors members with corporate ties:

    • Taffy J. Williams, Ph.D., IMCOR Pharmaceutical Co.
    • Gilbert Leveille, Ph.D., Cargill Health & Food Technologies

    Private sector clients include:

    • American Physiological Society
    • American Society for Nutritional Sciences
    • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
    • Amoco BioProducts Corp
    • California Walnut Commission
    • Calorie Control Council
    • Dow AgroSciences
    • Kellogg
    • Keller & Heckman
    • Monsanto
    • Philip Morris
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Research-based Dietary Ingredient Association
    • RJR Nabisco
    • Sandoz Nutrition Corp
    • United Dairy Industry Association
    (; accessed 2/18/05)

    The Life Sciences Research Office (LSRO) received funding from Metabolife to make recommendations for the design and development of adverse event monitoring programs specifically tailored for dietary supplements. (; accessed 12/20/04)


    “The Malaysia MIT Biotechnology Partnership Program (MMBPP) is a research and development partnership. The main objective of the MMBPP is to develop advanced technologies that command the future of biotechnology. The MMBPP pulls together the expertise and resources of Malaysia with the ability of MIT to advance the science and technology. The program aims at biotechnology to explore, capitalize, and further develop Malaysian natural resources… The MMBPP was launched with a five-year plan with two research sub-programs: 1) Natural Product Discovery from the Malaysian indigenous medicinal plants - first with Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) and Centella asiatica (Pegaga) and 2) Oil Palm Biotechnology - production of high value substances using oil palm as a new generation ‘manufacturing plant’. … MMBPP has approximately 200 research personnel in Malaysian institutions and 27 research personnel, including Malaysian scientists, working at MIT.” (; accessed 3/23/05)

    Institutions collaborating within MMBPP:

    • Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
    • Palm Oil Research Institute Malaysia (PORIM)
    • Applied Agricultural Research (AAR)
    • FELDA Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd
    • Golden Hope Plantations
    • Guthrie Biotech Laboratory Sdn Bhd
    • Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
    • IOI Plantations Bhd
    • Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
    • Sime Darby Plantations
    • Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)
    • Technology Park Malaysia (TPM)
    • TropBio Sdn Bhd
    • United Plantations Bhd

    (; accessed 3/23/05)


    “To undertake necessary promotional activities to remove obstacles and create opportunities to enhance the marketability and image of Malaysian palm oil in the world."(; accessed 3/10/05)

    “The MPOPC was incorporated in January 1990. The Council is made up of representatives of the palm oil industry, from the Ministry of Primary Industries, PORIM, PORLA, MEOMA, MOPGC, POMA, the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), and the National Association of Small Holders (NASH).” (; accessed 3/11/05)

    “It has a world-wide staff of 34 people, with offices in the United States, Egypt, Pakistan, Brazil, China, Bangladesh, India, South Africa, and Austria. Target markets are Africa, Latin America, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. It is funded by a tax on palm oil exports and had a 1998 budget of about $4.4 million. Its activities include printing and distributing brochures, carrying out market missions and market intelligence visits, providing advisory services and facilitating trade fairs. It also works with the Malaysian government on trade policy issues.” (; accessed 3/10/05)

    MPOPC is primarily funded by the palm oil industry and through government funds. (Strong Strategies for Palm Oil, Global News Wire, 11/22/02)


    “The organizational goal of the March of Dimes is to eliminate health problems that threaten American babies — birth defects, infant mortality, low birthweight, and lack of prenatal care.”

    Received $1.4 million from the Grain Foods Foundation, an industry-supported trade group, during 2007. In January of 2008 the two groups agreed to put a March of Dimes’ seal touting the benefits of folic acid for pregnant women on white bread sold by Grain Foods Foundation members. (Interview with Michele King, Media Relations Director; 1/28/08)

    WalkAmerica 2001, National Corporate Partners:

    Kmart, Cigna HealthCare, Florida Department of Citrus, Canon, National Peanut Board. (; accessed 6/6/01)

    2001 Corporate Donors (partial list)

    • 3Com Corporation
    • ABN-AMRO Group
    • ACE Forms
    • Adams-Gabbert & Associates
    • Adaptec Foundation
    • Adobe Systems, Inc.
    • AES Corporation
    • AES New Energy, Inc.
    • Aetna US Healthcare
    • Air Liquide
    • Allegheny Technologies
    • Allstate Giving Campaign
    • American Express Company
    • American Sterling Bank
    • American Refuel Company
    • AmeriCredit Corporation
    • Amerimax Building Products
    • Amgen Foundation Inc.
    • Amica Insurance
    • AMSTED Industries
    • Anderson Greenwood
    • Arch Chemicals, Inc.
    • Archer Daniels Midland
    • Arthur Andersen
    • AT&T
    • Automatic Data Processing
    • Avon Products Foundation
    • B P Amoco Foundation
    • Baby Talk Magazine
    • Balmar Corporation
    • Bank of America
    • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
    • Bank of Canton
    • Bank Leumi Le Israel
    • Bass Shoe Company
    • Bear Stearns & Co.
    • BellSouth
    • Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
    • Bennett Bigelow
    • Best Buy Company, Inc.
    • Best Foods
    • BetzDearborn
    • Black & Decker
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    • BNC National Bank
    • Bobcat, Inc.
    • Borden Foundation
    • Brinks Home Security
    • Cabot Corporation
    • Cadeaux Investments
    • Canon USA
    • CBIZ Benefits & Insurance of Centre Insurance Company
    • Champion International Corporation
    • Charles Schwab Corporate Fund
    • Chase Manhattan Bank
    • Chubb Corporation
    • CIGNA
    • Cingular Wireless
    • CIO Communications
    • Cisco Foundation
    • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
    • Citibank
    • Citicorp
    • CNA Surety
    • Coach
    • Columbia Gas Transmission
    • Compaq
    • Computer Associates International
    • Conseco Finance Corporation
    • Consolidated Papers
    • Cooper Industries
    • Corn Products International
    • Dell Computer Corporation
    • Deloitte & Touche
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Duke Energy Foundation
    • Dynacs Engineering
    • Dynegy
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Enron Matching Gift Foundation
    • Ericsson, Inc.
    • Ernst & Young LLP, Cincinnati
    • ExxonMobil Foundation
    • Fannie Mae Foundation
    • Faribault Foods, Inc.
    • Farmers Group, Inc.
    • Farmers Insurance Companies
    • Federal Distributors, Inc.
    • Fedex
    • Fidelity Bank
    • First Union National Bank
    • First Union/Wachovia
    • Fleet Bank
    • FleetBoston Financial
    • Florida Department of Citrus
    • Freddie Mac Foundation
    • Frito-Lay, Inc. Fuji Bank Group
    • Fujitsu Network
    • Gannett Foundation
    • Gap Inc.
    • Gateway Foundation
    • GE Card Services
    • GEICO Insurance
    • Genetech, Inc.
    • Hallmark Corporate Foundation
    • Harcourt Brace College Publishing
    • Hartford Life
    • Hilton Hotel Corporation
    • Home Depot USA
    • IBM
    • International Paper
    • ITT Industries Bell & Gossett
    • J.C. Penney, Inc.
    • J.P. Morgan Chase
    • Janus Fund
    • Jenkins & Gilchrist
    • John Hancock
    • John Deere
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Kemper Insurance Companies
    • Kimberly Clark Foundation
    • Kmart Corporation
    • KPMG LLP
    • Kraft Foods
    • Law School Admission Council
    • Lehman Brothers
    • Levi Strauss Foundation
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    • Massachusetts Mutual Life
    • MasterCard International
    • Maytag Corporation
    • McDonald’s
    • Merrill Lynch & Company
    • Microsoft
    • Minerals Technology Mining Co.
    • Mitsubishi Trust
    • Mitsui
    • Mobil Foundation Inc.
    • Monsanto Fund
    • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
    • Mutual of America
    • National Peanut Board
    • Neiman Marcus National
    • New England Power
    • Nike
    • Nissan North America
    • Oppenheimer Funds
    • Oracle
    • Palm Harbor Homes
    • Pediatrix Medical Group
    • Pella Rolscreen Foundation
    • Pepsi-Cola
    • Pew Charitable Trusts
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Pharmacia Foundation
    • Philip Morris Companies
    • Prairie Island Nuclear Plant
    • Pride Offshore, Inc.
    • Provident Life
    • Prudential Insurance Company
    • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
    • Quaker Oats Company
    • Quest Diagnostics
    • Quick & Reilly
    • Radio Shack
    • Research International
    • Reuters
    • Sallie Mae
    • Sam’s Club
    • Sara Lee Foundation
    • SmithKline Beecham
    • Sony
    • Sun Microsystems
    • Symantec
    • Tenet Health Care
    • The Kroger Company
    • The Gerber Foundation
    • The Dannon Company, Inc.
    • The Chase Manhattan Bank
    • The Marmot Foundation
    • Thomson Holdings, Inc.
    • Times Mirror Foundation
    • Toys “R” Us
    • Trane Company
    • Tricon Foundation, Inc.
    • Unilever
    • Universal Studios
    • Veritas Software Corporation
    • Verizon
    • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • Wal-Mart Foundation
    • Washington Mutual
    • Watkins Inc.
    • Wells Fargo
    • Zurich Capital Markets

    (When a Baby Cries, March of Dimes Annual Report 2001,; accessed 5/28/03)


    “The Marrow Foundation was created by Admiral E.R. Zumwalt Jr., in 1991 to secure support for the work of the National Marrow Donor Program® ( The Foundation’s goals are to increase the size and diversity of the National Registry of unrelated marrow donors, assist patients with financial need in the process of searching the Registry for a marrow match; and sponsor research to improve the understanding and outcome of unrelated marrow transplantation on a worldwide basis.” (; accessed 2/15/05)

    Corporate partners of the Marrow Foundation include:

    • 3M
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • American Airlines
    • Amgen
    • Ashland Inc.
    • AXA
    • Bank of America
    • Baxter International
    • Berlex
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • Cell Therapeutics Inc.
    • Dynal Biotech
    • FOX Sports
    • Fujisawa Healthcare
    • Hendrick Motorsports
    • Honeywell Inc.
    • Terry Labonte
    • Lincoln Financial Group
    • MetLife Foundation
    • NASCAR Inc.
    • National Endowment for Financial Education
    • Orchid Diagnostics
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • SBC Communications Inc.
    • SAAB Cars USA
    • SuperGen
    • UAW-GM LifeMatch

    (; accessed 2/15/05)

    "Our members are people who have narcolepsy or related sleep disorders, such as Idiopathic Hypersomnia, their families and friends, and professionals involved in treatment, research, and public education regarding narcolepsy. Our primary focus is to improve the lives of those with the life-long neurological sleep disorder, narcolepsy." (; accessed 11/2/06)

    Narcolepsy Network was cited in an article in the New Scientist as receiving 35 percent of its total funding of $232,239 from donations from pharmaceutical/ device companies. (Marshall, Jessica and Aldous, Peter. "Patient groups special: Swallowing the best advice?" New Scientist, 10/27/06, p.1)

    "Mission: To improve the health and well being of Hispanics. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health. Alliance members reach over 12 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Since 1973 we have grown from a small coalition of visionary mental health providers to a large, dynamic, and strong group of organizations and individuals." (; accessed 11/23/05)

    When New York State in 2005 tried to adopt a preferred drug list (formulary) for its Medicaid program, Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, a Bronx Democrat and chairman of the Assembly's Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, helped lead the opposition by distributing a report that claimed Hispanics react differently to drugs and restrictions could force Hispanics to take inappropriate medicines. "While couching its conclusions in sober scientific language, the report was in fact a crucial weapon in the industry's campaign," the New York Times reported. "It was issued by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, an advocacy group in Washington that is heavily financed by pharmaceutical companies and has a corporate advisory board whose members are mostly pharmaceutical executives, according to the group's records. The alliance worked on the report with the National Pharmaceutical Council, a trade group of major pharmaceutical companies." (Michael Luo, "Drug Costs Run Free Under New York Medicaid," New York Times, Nov. 23, 2005, Pg. 1)

    According to the Alliance for Hispanic Health's 2003 Annual Report (available on the group's website, six of nine groups on its Corporate Advisory Board are drug or medical device companies. Members include:

    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Merck & Co.
    • Medtronic Inc.
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Global Pharmaceuticals
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Eli Lilly and Company

    According to its website, “NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.” (; accessed 8/26/03)

    "[A] November/December 1999 Mother Jones article, 'An Influential Mental Health Nonprofit Finds Its "Grassroots" Watered by Pharmaceutical Millions,' by Ken Silverstein. The article focused on the enormous amount of funding which NAMI receives from pharmaceutical companies, with Eli Lilly and Co. taking the lead by donating nearly $3 million to NAMI between 1996 and 1999. In fact, according to Silverstein, NAMI took in a little more than $11 million from 18 drug companies for that period.” (Kelly Patricia O’Meara, Insight magazine, 10/16/2000)

    NAMI corporate sponsors include:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Eli Lilly & Company
    • Forest Laboratories Inc.
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc.
    • Magellan Health Services
    • McNeil Consumer Healthcare
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    • Organon Inc.
    • PacifiCare Behavioral Health Inc.
    • Pfizer Foundation
    • Pfizer Inc
    • PhRMA
    • WellPoint Health Networks
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
    (NAMI 2002 Annual Report; accessed 8/26/03)

    According to the website, “NAAC was created to improve anemia identification, treatment, and patient outcomes by increasing awareness and stimulating research and new therapeutic approaches.” (; accessed 8/25/03)

    NAAC is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen Inc. (; accessed 8/25/03)


    An organization made up of “approximately 40,000 middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring principals from the United States and more than 60 other countries,” the NASSP’s mission is to promote excellence in school leadership... [by providing] members with a wide variety of programs and services to assist them in administration, supervision, curriculum planning, and effective staff development.”; accessed 7/10/02)

    Sponsors of various programs include:

    • Coca-Cola Company
    • Herff Jones, Inc.
    • Jostens, Inc.
    • VALIC/American General
    • Wendy’s International, Inc.

    (; accessed 7/10/02)


    The Pesticide Use Program became a part of the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP) on October 1, 1993. The Program focuses on four major objectives:

    1. Maintain publicly available national databases on pesticide use.
    2. Develop methods and data systems to improve the estimation of pesticide benefits.
    3. Provide information needed for implementing the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996
    4. Prepare reports, articles, and testimony on pesticide policy issues.

    Fiscal Years 1997-98 “Pesticide Use Program” Supporters include:

    • AgrEvo
    • Almond Board of California
    • American Crop Protection Association
    • American Cyanamid
    • Atochem
    • BASF
    • Bayer
    • California Asparagus Commission
    • California Fresh Carrot Advisory Board
    • Cherry Marketing Institute
    • Cranberry Institute
    • Dow Agrosciences
    • Dupont
    • Florida Farm Bureau Federation
    • FMC
    • Gowan
    • Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • ISK Biosciences
    • Mint Industry Research Council
    • Monsanto
    • National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
    • Northwest Horticultural Council
    • Novartis
    • Rhone-Poulenc
    • Rohm and Haas
    • U.S. Apple Association
    • United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
    • Valent
    • Virginia Farm Bureau
    • Western Growers Association
    • Western Pistachio Association
    • Zeneca

    (; accessed 11/15/2000)

    2002 Funders include:

    • American Sugarbeet Growers Association
    • Biotechnology Industry Organization
    • Council for Biotechnology Information
    • CropLife America
    • Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Illinois Farm Bureau
    • Mint Industry Research Council
    • Northwest Horticultural Council
    • Oregonians for Food and Shelter
    • Arvesta Corporation
    • Aventis
    • Bayer
    • Cheminova
    • E.I. DuPont de Nemours
    • FMC
    • Gowan
    • Griffin
    • Monsanto
    • Rohm and Haas
    • Syngenta
    • American Chemical Society (Division of Agrochemicals)
    • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

    (NCFAP 2002 Annual Report,; accessed 9/26/02)


    According to its website, the NCPA is a nonprofit public-policy research institute that receives 70% of its funding from foundations, 20% from corporations, and 10% from individuals.

    Founding board members included:

    • Wayne Calloway, President and CEO of Frito-Lay
    • Jere Thompson, President and CEO of the Southland Corporation
    • Robert Dedman, President and CEO of ClubCorp
    • Russell Perry, President and CEO of Republic Financial Services
    • Sir Antony Fisher, President and CEO of the Atlas Foundation

    National Center for Policy Analysis Board of Directors

    • Thomas W. Smith, Managing Partner of Prescott Investors, Inc.
    • John C. Goodman, President, NCPA
    • Pete du Pont, Richards, Layton and Finger
    • James Cleo Thompson, Jr., Chairman of the Board, Thompson Petroleum Corp.
    • Jere W. Thompson, President, The Williamsburg Corporation
    • Dan W. Cook III, Senior Director of Goldman Sachs & Co.
    • Robert H. Dedman, Chairman of the Board, ClubCorp International
    • Virginia Manheimer, Trustee, The Hickory Foundation
    • Henry J. “Bud” Smith, Chairman Emeritus, Clark/Bardes, Inc.

    (all of the above is from; January 15, 2001)

    Supporting Foundations include:

    • DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund
    • El Paso Energy Foundation
    • ExxonMobil Foundation
    • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
    • Lilly Endowment Inc.
    • Procter & Gamble Fund

    (Foundation Center - Foundation Directory Online; accessed 2/24/03)


    “The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) was founded in 1996 as the first national organization devoted exclusively to funding independent, peer-reviewed scientific research on pathological and youth gambling.… Today, with the contributions of the casino gaming industry, equipment manufacturers, vendors, related organizations and individuals, more than $13 million has been committed to the NCRG.” (; accessed 5/9/05)

    Corporate sponsors:

    • Boyd Gaming Corporation (Provided the start-up funds for the NCRG in 1996 and made a 10-year pledge of $875,000)
    • Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
    • International Game Technology
    • Mandalay Resort Group
    • Park Place Entertainment Corporation
    (; accessed 5/9/05)

    Corporate officers:

    • Dennis E. Eckart, Chairman: Partner, Baker & Hostetler, LLP
    • William Boyd, President: Chairman and CEO, Boyd Gaming Corporation
    • Judy L. Patterson, Secretary and Treasurer: Senior Vice President and Executive Director, American Gaming Association

    Board of directors members with corporate ties:

    • G. Thomas Baker, Chairman, International Game Technology
    • Jan Jones, Senior Vice President of Communications, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
    • Robert Boswell, Senior Vice President, Pioneer Behavioral Health
    • Roland W. Burris, Counsel, Burris, Wright, Slaughter & Tom, LLP
    • Glenn Christenson, Executive Vice President, CFO and CAO, Station Casinos, Inc.
    • Brian McKay, Counsel, Lionel Sawyer & Collins
    • Kevin P. Mullally, Missouri Gaming Commission
    • Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., President and CEO, American Gaming Association
    • Alan Feldman, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, MGM MIRAGE
    • Glenn Schaeffer, President, CFO and Treasurer, Mandalay Resort Group
    • Richard J. Glasier, President and CEO, Argosy Gaming Company
    • Maj. Gen. Paul A. Harvey, (Ret.), President/Owner, PDH Associates, Inc.
    • Robert Stewart, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Park Place Entertainment Corporation
    • Timothy M. Hinkley, President and COO, Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
    (; accessed 5/9/05)


    According to P.R. Newswire, "The National Consumer Coalition (NCC), founded by Consumer Alert, is a group of market-oriented national and state-level nonprofit groups, which focus on consumer issues in the policy arena. Jointly representing over 2,000,000 individuals, the NCC currently includes 24 member groups." (P.R. Newswire, 4/5/2004)


    The NCL’s “mission is to identify, protect, represent, and advance the economic and social interests of consumers and workers. [The NCL is] the nation’s oldest consumer organization.” (; accessed 5/22/03)

    “The biggest givers [to NCL for the years 2000 and 2001] included Bell Atlantic ($50,000), Bridgestone Firestone ($25,000), Bristol Myers Squibb ($125,000), Edison Electric Institute ($234,919), First USA ($100,000), GlaxoSmithKline ($26,800), Kaiser ($66,048), Microsoft ($50,000), Porter Novelli ($66,950), Titan Corp. ($72,460), Verizon ($204,667), VISA USA ($52,000), and Wyeth Ayerst ($337,500).” (Corporate Crime Reporter 2002; 16(48):6)

    NCL distributed public service announcements on overuse of antibiotics; underwritten by Merck-Medco. (NCL Bulletin, Jan/Feb 1998;; accessed 5/22/03)

    According to the Multinational Monitor: “while refusing to give specific numbers detailing how much money each particular corporation or industry association has contributed, League officials say that 39 percent of the group’s 1997 budget of $1.3 million came from corporations and industry associations....

    “For example, a May conference, ‘Focus on Youth: The New Consumer Power,’ in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is sponsored in large part by a coalition of major corporations that traditionally have been hostile to consumer interests, including Visa USA, the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association, the Chlorine Chemistry Council, Monsanto, General Motors, the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller and the National Meat Association.

    “An April 1997 conference titled ‘Health Care: How Do Consumers Manage?’ was sponsored by major pharmaceutical and health care companies, including Bristol-Myers, Glaxo Wellcome, Pfizer, Wyeth-Ayerst Labs, the health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente, Merck, PacifiCare Health Systems, SmithKline Beecham, and Pharmacia & Upjohn. Big labor unions are also listed as contributors to the conference....

    “An Internet Fraud Watch program is being sponsored by MasterCard and NationsBank....

    “One of three top contributors to the [NCL’s 1997 annual] dinner was Liz Claiborne. The other two were Allstate Insurance and Wyeth-Ayerst. The next five top contributors were AT&T, Edison Electric Institute, Monsanto Company, Schering Plough and Visa USA.

    “Earlier in April, the League co-sponsored with the Electric Consumers’ Alliance a conference titled ‘Restructuring of the Electric Industry: What is the Impact?’ The Alliance is a front group for the Edison Electric Institute....

    “A ‘Consumer Guide to Choosing Your Telephone Service’ was paid for by Ameritech.

    “A ‘Consumer Credit Series’ of reports (Shopping for a Loan? How Much Is It Going to Cost?, Denied Credit? — The Credit Report Blues) was paid for by Fleet Finance Inc, a subsidiary of Fleet Financial Group.

    “A brochure titled ‘Making Sense of Your New Communications Choices’ was paid for by GTE.

    “A pamphlet titled ‘Take Care with Over the Counter Asthma Medicine’ was paid for by Syntex, a pharmaceutical company.

    “A newsletter, ‘Community Credit Link,’ was paid for by Visa USA.”

    (Multinational Monitor 1998; 18(4),; accessed 5/22/03)


    Based in Triangle Park, NC, the Council “serves as an environmental resource for the forest products industry in its broadest definition, addressing a myriad of issues of importance to this industry.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    The Council’s 1999 annual report states it has received a total of more than $900,000 from 78 forest product companies. (NCASI Annual Report; 99.pdf; accessed 6/27/01)



    According to its website, the National Council for Science and the Environment “works to improve the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking.”

    General Supporters include:

    • 3M
    • Alcoa Foundation
    • Amoco
    • AT&T
    • Compaq
    • GE
    • Johnson Wax Fund
    • Monsanto
    • Safety Kleen
    • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    Project Funders include:

    • Alcoa Foundation
    • AT&T
    • Compaq Computer Corporation

    (; accessed 6/12/03)

    The Third National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment was sponsored, in part, by AT&T, 3M, Dow Chemical, Progress Energy, and the American Chemistry Council. (; accessed 2/24/03)


    Based in Washington, D.C., the Institute "is dedicated to establishing realistic environmental priorities and helping to focus the national environmental debate." (; accessed 10/11/01)

    Received $25,000 from ExxonMobil.

    (; removed 6/27/01, reaccessed 11/25/03)

    “The National Fiber Council (NFC) was created in the fall of 2004 to serve as a primary resource for credible information about the benefits of dietary fiber for consumers and health care professionals. The NFC was established to raise awareness of the growing fiber deficit. Members of the NFC include noted experts in the fields of Metabolic Studies, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pharmacy, diet and nutrition and personal fitness.” ( ; accessed 11/9/04) According to the Wall Street Journal, the National Fiber Council receives funding from Procter & Gamble, maker of Metamucil, a fiber supplement. (Rose, Josée, “Low-Carb Diets Aggravate U.S.’s Fiber Deficit,” Wall Street Journal, 09/28/04, p. D8)

    Established by Congress in 1984 [the NFWF is] dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife, and plants, and the habitat on which they depend.” (; accessed 9/24/02)

    Corporate partner programs include projects with Budweiser, ExxonMobil, Orvis, PG&E, Phillips Petroleum, Shell Oil, and Sodexho, and over 220 corporations that have contributed $10,000 or more. (; accessed 9/24/02)


    The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced it has endorsed the multivitamin and dietary supplement ONDROX(TM), manufactured by LSI America Corporation in Austin, Texas. (June 3, 1999; PRNewswire)


    One of 25 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the NIEHS received $1 million from the American Chemistry Council as part of a $4 million Memorandum of Understanding between the NIEHS and ACC to provide research grants “to expand knowledge about the potential effects of chemicals on [human] development.” (; accessed 9/24/02)

    The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA), organized in 1962, is the professional association for the elected officials who are first in line of succession to the governors in the 50 states and five territorial jurisdictions (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). (; accessed 8/22/08)

    The NLGA’s “Ending Cervical Cancer in our Lifetime" campaign is aimed at educating constituents on the preventable nature of cervical cancer, according to its website. The campaign is largely funded by two separate public policy grants from Merck & Co. and a corporate contribution from GlaxoSmithKline. Both companies manufacture cervical cancer vaccines. (; accessed 8/22/08)


    “The National Mental Health Association is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service.”

    Corporate Contributors 2001 (partial list)


    • Eli Lilly and Company


    • Pfizer Inc.


    • Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, Inc.
    • McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals
    • Wyeth


    • Forest Laboratories, Inc


    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


    • Organon Inc.


    • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation


    • Cyberonics, Inc.
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • PhRMA


    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Fannie Mae

    Contributors In Kind

    • Leros Technologies Corporation
    • Xerox

    (Changing Lives: Community by Community, National Mental Health Association 2001 Annual Report,; accessed 5/28/03)

    Corporate Donors 2000 (partial list)

    • Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • AOL Time Warner
    • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
    • AT&T Broadband
    • Bristol Myers Squibb
    • Clorox Company
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • FHC Health Systems
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
    • Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, L.P.
    • Magellan Behavioral Health Management & Training Innovations, Inc.
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • National Pharmaceutical Council
    • Organon Inc.
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Pitney Bowes, Inc.
    • Sage Publications, Inc.
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Toshiba America, Inc.
    • Tribune Media Services
    • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals

    (Keeping it Real, National Mental Health Association 2000 Annual Report,; 5/28/03)


    “The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs— including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS over time.” (; accessed 5/9/05)

    The society received a grant from Avanir Pharmaceuticals to conduct a study on ways to inform doctors how to diagnose pseudobulbar affect. (Pollack, Andrew. “Marketing a disease and also a drug to treat it,” The New York Times, 5/9/05, p.1)


    The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)3 organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. (; accessed 4/29/08)

    Members of Corporate Council (; accessed 5/8/08):

    • Accredo Health, Inc.

    • Acorda Therapeutics

    • Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

    • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    • Allergan

    • Altus Pharmaceuticals

    • Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

    • Antigenics, Inc.

    • Applied Genetic Technologies Corp.

    • Aspreva Pharmaceuticals

    • Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

    • Aton Pharma Inc

    • Avigen, Inc.

    • Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals

    • Bausch & Lomb Surgical Division Retina Marketing

    • BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    • Brushcreek LLC/Errant Gene Therapeutics

    • Celgene Corporation

    • Duchesnay, Inc.

    • Endo Pharmaceuticals

    • Engage Health, Inc.

    • FFF Enterprises

    • FoldRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    • Genzyme Therapeutics

    • Hemophelia Health Services

    • HPS Group LLC

    • Hyperion Therapeutics

    • IDIS Pharmaceuticals

    • Impax Laboratories, Inc.

    • IKARIA

    • Insmed Incorporated

    • Jazz Pharmaceuticals

    • Johnson & Johnson

    • Mark Krueger & Associates, Inc.

    • Medtronic, Inc.

    • Millennium Pharmaceuticals

    • Neurochem, Inc.

    • NexGenix Pharmaceuticals

    • Prestwick Pharmaceuticals

    • PTC Therapeutics Inc

    • Purdue Pharma

    • Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    • Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc.

    • Sanofi-Aventis, Inc.

    • Shire Pharmaceuticals

    • Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals

    • Ucyclyd Pharma (Medicis)

    • United Therapeutics Corporation

    • ZioPharm Oncology, Inc.


    “The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading nonprofit, voluntary health organization dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health in order to reduce the widespread prevalence of osteoporosis and associated fractures, while working to find a cure for the disease through programs of research, education and advocacy.”

    Corporate Donors 1998-1999 (partial list)

    • Norland Medical Systems, Inc.
    • Mission Pharmacal
    • TCI
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
    • Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Medical Database Communications, Inc.,
    • Impact Health, Inc.
    • Hilton Hotels Corp.

    (; accessed 5/2/03)


    According to its website, "National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children."; accessed 6/25/04)

    According to the New York Times (Sherri Day, Coke Moves With Caution To Remain In Schools, 9/3/03, C1), in June 2003, "Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coke's largest bottler, became an official sponsor of the National PTA." The article also noted that the "National PTA began seeking corporate sponsorship [in 1996]; its [2003] sponsors include[d] the National Football League, Disney Interactive and AT&T Wireless....[with] corporate donations [making] up about 4 percent of the group's annual $12 million budget."

    The National PTA's past corporate sponsors include:
    • Allstate Foundation
    • Archway
    • Betty Crocker
    • The Children's Partnership
    • Dannon
    • Disney Interactive
    • Family Education Network
    • Franklin Covey
    • GTE Corporation
    • International Truck and Engine Corporation
    • J.C. Penney
    • Kellogg
    • Microsoft
    • Office Depot
    • Prudential Foundation
    • QSP, Inc. (a subsidiary of Reader's Digest)
    • Quaker
    • Sprint
    • State Farm Insurance Companies
    • Vtech
    (; accessed 6/25/04)

    “An independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.... [The NSF] Relies on corporate and individual donations, as well as partnerships with corporations, government agencies, and other organizations, to support [its] programs.” (; accessed 7/10/02)

    Corporate Sponsors:

    Platinum Sponsors

    • Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
    • Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.
    • King Pharmaceuticals
    • Sanofi Aventis
    • Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals
    • Sepracor Inc.

    Gold Sponsor

    • Tyco Healthcare/Puritan Bennett
    • British Airways

    Silver Sponsors

    • Select Comfort
    • iVillage
    • Organon International

    Bronze Sponsor

    • Sealy, Inc.

    2003 National Sleep Awareness Week Sponsors:


    • Élan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
    • Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc.
    • Silver
    • Hot Spring Spas
    • Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.


    • Cephalon, Inc.
    • Orphan Medical, Inc.
    • Respironics, Inc.
    • Sealy, Inc.
    • Sepracor Inc.
    • Tempur-Pedic, Inc

    (; accessed 6/28/05)

    Corporate sponsors of NSF’s 2002 National Sleep Awareness Week program include:

    • Sanofi-Synthelabo
    • Sealy
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
    • Élan
    • Cephalon
    • HotSpring Portable Spas
    • Devilbiss
    • Orphan Medical
    • ResMed
    • Respironics
    • Sepracor

    (; accessed 7/10/02)

    Previous corporate sponsors include:

    • Sealy
    • Glaxo Wellcome
    • Select Comfort Corporations
    • Mallinckrodt, Inc.
    • MedAscend

    (National Sleep Foundation 2000 Annual Report, “The Year in Sleep,” on file at CSPI; accessed 7/10/02)

    According to a Washington Post article on sleep research, NSF has received money from the maker of the sleeping pill Ambien to alert people about an insomnia “public health crisis” as part of a marketing campaign. (Washington Post, A2, 2/15/02)


    “The National Wetlands Coalition (‘Coalition’) is a geographically and economically diverse group of private and public sector entities that have joined together to advocate a balanced federal policy for conserving and regulating the Nation’s wetlands. Members of the Coalition own or manage wetlands and other ‘waters of the United States’ that are subject to federal jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Coalition members include local governments, ports, water agencies, the development community, agriculture groups, electric utilities, oil and gas pipelines and producers, the mining industry, banks, environmental and engineering consulting firms, and Native American groups. The Coalition is governed by a Board of Directors that is representative of the full Coalition membership.” (; accessed 3/28/05)

    According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, NWC opposes U.S. wetlands policy as "burdensome and ineffective regulation of private property.” Membership to the organization includes oil companies and the National Association of Homebuilders. (Hebert, James. “False Fronts: Consider the source -- if you can identify it,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/1/03, p.E-1)


    “The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. We are dedicated to preserving biological diversity, and... our values compel us to find ways to ensure that human activities can be conducted harmoniously with the preservation of natural diversity.” (; 6/20/03)

    “The Nature Conservancy works with the business community to find common ground between conservation and industry. We accept their financial and land donations, engage in cause-related marketing, foster direct conservation action, and participate in event sponsorship. The Conservancy always seeks to develop creative partnerships with corporations that result in tangible, lasting conservation.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    According to TNC’s website, corporations can “partner with TNC using several different platforms, including:

    Philanthropic support:

    “MBNA has contributed more than $5 million to the Conservancy through the Nature Conservancy credit card program.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    “3M and The Nature Conservancy have enjoyed a partnership spanning two decades. We have worked together locally and internationally, on business councils and land transactions, and with the personal commitment and involvement of 3M employees. In the early 1990s, 3M generously supported the Conservancy's Last Great Places campaign with a gift of lands worth $3.4 million. In 2001, 3M made a substantial commitment to The Conservancy's Campaign for Conservation and pledged not only a gift of over $5 million but also corporate leadership through 3M executives.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    “Over the last five years, [The Orvis Company] donated nearly $5 million to The Nature Conservancy and other conservation organizations.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    Cause-related marketing

    “In 1998, Tom’s of Maine supported the Maine chapter of The Nature Conservancy through a $500,000 donation to the St. John River project.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    “In May 1998, General Mills joined with The Nature Conservancy to support environmental work by creating a unique, cause-related marketing program for Nature Valley Granola Bars. The partnership linked Nature Valley's product with the Conservancy's dedication to the environment and has generated over $500,000 for conservation.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    “Since 1980, Bank of America and its branches have donated close to $2 million to help fund the Conservancy's conservation efforts at sites throughout the United States. Bank of America's ‘Conservation Check Program’ has generated over $400,000 since 1990.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    Conservation action

    “The Home Depot in 2002 announced a $1 million donation over five years to help The Nature Conservancy combat illegal logging and promote sustainable timber harvesting in Indonesia.” (; accessed 7/1/03)

    According to the Washington Post, the Conservancy received donations from 1,900 corporate sponsors. Corporate donations rose from $1.8 million in 1993 to $225 million [in 2002]. TNC’s unpaid 38-member Board of Governors has included past and present executives and directors of major industrial corporations.

    “[In 2003], the Conservancy launched an initiative adopting the approach that would supply corporations with pollution credits.…[General Motors] contributed $10 million to the plan….

    “The Conservancy has profited by selling its name and logo to companies….for use on neckties, breakfast cereal, coffee, and credit cards. Companies pay six-figure fees to stamp the Conservancy’s oak leaf on their packaging….

    “Centex Corp., one of the nation’s largest residential construction firms…pledged $3 million to the Conservancy. Centex sits on the Conservancy’s leadership council, and the chairman of Centex Homes served on a Conservancy advisory board. Centex also has helped the Conservancy retain its claim of having 1 million members. The charity handed out more than 40,000 free memberships to Centex employees and customers….

    “The Conservancy offers corporations seats on its International Leadership Council for $25,000 and up. A few ILC corporation members include: Exxon Mobil, which donated $5 million; Phillips Alaska Inc., which donated $1 million; General Motors with donations of $22 million in cash and vehicles over the last decade; the Centex Corporation, pledging $3 million; and Georgia-Pacific, donating $3 million in 2000.” (Washington Post, A1, 5/4/03)

    TNC’s International Leadership Council

    “ILC members contribute greatly to the development of the plans, tools and resources The Nature Conservancy needs to accomplish its ambitious mission of preserving the diversity of life on Earth. Representatives to the ILC typically are the chief environmental officers of their companies (i.e., Senior Vice President or Vice President).”

    Members include:

    • 3M Company
    • Alliant Energy
    • American Electric Power
    • AT&T Company
    • Bank of America
    • The Boeing Company
    • Boise Cascade Corporation
    • BP
    • Cargill
    • Caterpillar Inc.
    • Centex Corporation
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • Duke Energy Corporation
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • Exelon Corporation
    • General Electric Company
    • General Motors Corporation
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    • International Paper
    • Leucadia National Corporation
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • MBNA America Bank, N.A.
    • MeadWestvaco Corporation
    • Nestle Waters North America
    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Plum Creek
    • PG&E Corporation
    • SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
    • Temple-Inland
    • Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    • Unocal Corporation
    • Weyerhaeuser Company
    • Xerox Corporation

    (; accessed 10/11/07)


    “The Neuropathy Association is a public, nonprofit organization which was established by people with neuropathy and their families or friends to help those who suffer from disorders that affect the peripheral nerves.”

    Corporate Sponsors

    • Pfizer, Inc.
    • Bayer Corporation, Pharmaceuticals Division
    • Countrywide Home Loans
    • Integrated Infusion Services

    (; accessed 5/2/03)


    Organizational goal: to advance understanding of science and technology and to use that knowledge to solve problems within the New York region and the world. (

    NYAS receives funding from the following corporations:

    $100,000 and more

    • Pfizer Central Research


    • Carter Wallace Inc.
    • Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc.
    • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
    • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


    • AT&T Foundation
    • AstraZeneca
    • Hewlett-Packard Company
    • International Food Information Council
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Keyspan Energy
    • Leboeuf, Lamb, Green, & Macare, LLP
    • SmithKline Beecham
    • Sumitomo Electric U.S.A., Inc.
    • SuperGen
    • Wine Institute
    • Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories


    • American Chemical Society, New York Section
    • Bionumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Carnegie Corporation of New York
    • Daiichi Pharmaceutical Company
    • The General Contractors Association of New York
    • Therakos
    • ZymoGenetics

    ( 6/11/01)


    Sponsors of its 1997 annual conference were: Coca-Cola, Hershey Foods, Kraft Foods, SlimFast Foods. Also Knoll Pharmaceuticals. (Harper’s Magazine, March, 2000; p.150)


    Sponsors conferences to promote traditional diets.

    The 1/98 conference in Boston was underwritten by the International Olive Oil Council, Bertolli USA, California Avocado Commission, International Nut Council, The Peanut Institute, The Wine Institute, Camere di Commercio della Liguria, Greek Food & Wine Institute, Almond Board, Boston Beer, and others. (Conference program materials on file at CSPI)


    Oldways is the widely-respected non-profit "food issues think tank" credited with successfully translating the complex details of nutrition science into the familiar language of food. It is best known for developing consumer-friendly health-promotion tools, including the well-known Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. (; accessed 08/06/08)

    Sponsored a conference in Mexico City on “nutritional value of sugar” with Coca-Cola. Other sponsors of the October 2004 conference included Cargill, Celanese's Nutrinova, Tate & Lyle and Ajinomoto – all sugar and sweetener manufacturers. (Oldways Brought to you by Coco-Cola, Corporate Crime Reporter, 4/2/08) Apr. 2nd, 2008 Conference, held in Washington, DC, was titled: Managing Sweetness Making Sense of the Science: Sugars, Sugar Substitutes, Sweetness and Health.


    “A national organization of more than 30,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer.”

    Online Core Sponsors include:

    • Amgen, Inc.
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Lilly Oncology
    • Purdue Pharma L.P.

    (; accessed 7/10/02)

    The following companies have provided support to ONS in the form of research grants:

    • Amgen
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology
    • Genentech
    • Jansen Pharmaceutica L.P.
    • Ortho Biotech, Inc.
    • Pharmacia Oncology
    • Purdue Pharma L.P.
    • Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
    • Schering Oncology Biotech
    • SmithKline Beecham

    (,,, Research Grants; accessed 7/10/02)


    “The Organic Center for Education and Promotion has a singular mission to provide consumers, health care professionals, educators, public officials, and government agencies with credible, scientific information about the organic benefit. The Center is a clearinghouse for this information, tracking research, both past and current, analyzing the results and providing it to the public, the media, and government agencies. The Center works with leading researchers to prioritize and fund new scientific investigations into the organic benefit. And it regularly disseminates it through educational, promotional and media related activities.” (; accessed 06/21/05)

    Corporate Donors

    • Akasha's Visionary Cuisine
    • Amy's Kitchen Inc.
    • Aurora Organic Dairy
    • Barbara's Bakery
    • Belles Media, Inc.
    • Bent Oak Farms LLC
    • Boulder Strategy Group LLC
    • Clif Bar Inc.
    • Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc.
    • Crescendo Communications, Inc.
    • Dean Foods Company
    • Diversified Business Communications
    • Dovex
    • EO
    • Flax Organics Inc
    • French Meadow Bakery
    • Global Organic Brands, LLC
    • Global Organics Ltd.
    • Grimmway Farms/Cal-Organic
    • Ground Flower Co-op Group
    • Healthy Beverage Company
    • Hidden Villa Ranch
    • Homegrown Natural Foods
    • Honey Run Honey Company
    • Horizon Organic Holding Corporation
    • Humboldt Creamery Association
    • Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc.
    • Marr Barr Communications
    • Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
    • Natjulie Great Products
    • Natural Selection Foods
    • Natural Specialty Sales, Inc. (ACOSTA)
    • New Chapter Inc.
    • New Hope Natural Media
    • Nutiva
    • Odwalla
    • Ojai Organics
    • Organic Holding Company, Inc.
    • Organic Planet
    • Organic Processing Magazine
    • Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Inc.
    • Organic Vintners
    • Patagonia
    • Pet Promise Pet Food
    • Petaluma Poultry
    • Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
    • Phillips Mushroom Farms
    • Pro Organics
    • Rapunzel Pure Organics
    • Sage Marketing/Pacific Cheese Co.
    • Scenario International
    • Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.
    • Small Planet Foods
    • Spectrum Organic Products
    • SQM North America
    • Sterling-Rice Group
    • Stonyfield Farm, Inc.
    • Sunflower Markets
    • The Natural Grocery Company
    • The Wizard's Cauldron
    • Traditional Medicinals
    • Tree of Life
    • Under The Canopy
    • United Natural Foods, Inc.
    • Whole Foods Market, Inc.
    • Wholesome Harvest
    • Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc.
    • Wild Oats Markets, Inc.

    (; accessed 06/21/05)


    According to its website, "mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions." (

    The website also states that "PRI strives to change the perception of lawmakers and the public so that the starting point for any policy solution is a private, voluntary action, rather than unnecessary, and even harmful, government intervention." (

    PRI is referenced in a 1998 Phillip Morris memo as having a long-standing funding arrangement with the tobacco industry giant. (; accessed 4/7/04)

    According to the Observer (Antony Barnett, Bush attacks environment 'scare stories', 4/4/04, Pg. 22), PRI has received $130,000 from Exxon Mobil since 1998.


    Founded by an independent distributor for Enrich International (a subsidiary of Royal Numico, a major Dutch company), which markets ephedra as a treatment for ADHD. (Washington Post, A15, 6/18/00)


    “The Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living (The Partnership) was formed in 1999 to address the growing epidemic of chronic diseases related to poor diet and lack of exercise in the United States. The Partnership's mission is to promote healthy eating and physical activity lifestyle behaviors through a public/private partnership grounded on consumer understanding.” (; accessed 8/2/05)

    “The Partnership is guided by a distinguished Steering Committee with members representing: leading academic institutions including Tufts University and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; major food companies including M&M/Mars, Kraft Foods, and Procter & Gamble; and consumer organizations such as The Consumer Federation of America.” (; accessed 8/2/05) The Partnership’s Board of Directors includes members from Pepsico, Procter & Gamble, and Goulston & Starrs. (; accessed 8/2/05)

    America On the Move Sponsors

    National Presenting Sponsor

    • PepsiCo's Smart Spot Products

    Program Sponsors

    • Cargill
    • Masterfoods USA

    Summit on Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living: Developing a Framework for Progress


    • Kellogg Company
    • Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
    • Kraft Foods
    • Masterfoods USA
    • Novartis
    • The Procter & Gamble Company
    • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • Roche Laboratories


    • American Diabetes Association
    • Consumer Federation of America
    • Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

    An Economic Analysis of Eating and Physical Activity Behaviors: Exploring Effective Strategies to Combat Obesity

    Major Donors

    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • Kraft Foods
    • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Other Contributors

    • General Mills
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Kellogg Company
    • The Procter & Gamble Company

    (; accessed 8/2/05)


    “Launched in May 2002, and directed by a group of healthcare professionals and parents, the RAPPID campaign was set up to address the dangerously low profile of the disease by raising awareness of pneumo disease.” (; accessed 9/20/03)

    “Rappid was set up and funded by the drug company Wyeth, which has developed a vaccine against [paediatric pneumococcal infections and] diseases.” (The Independent, 5/30/03)


    According to its website, “RAND (a contraction of the term research and development) is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis in child policy, civil and criminal justice, community and U.S. regional studies, drug policy, education, health, infrastructure, international policy, methodology, national security, population and aging, science and technology, and terrorism.” (; accessed 8/11/03)

    Corporate sponsors include:

    • Advanced Bionics Corporation
    • AFEAS Consortium
    • Airail AG, Germany
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • CCL Plastic Packaging
    • Cerner Corporation
    • Colorado Health Networks
    • CommerceNet
    • Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    • EADS Airbus GmbH, Germany
    • Edison Schools, Inc.
    • Educare Corporation
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Emmes Corporation
    • Ford, General Motors, and Daimler Chrysler
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Fraport AG, Germany
    • Glaxo Wellcome
    • Health Hero Network, Inc.
    • Honda Motor Company
    • Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.
    • IBM
    • KPMG
    • The Leads Corporation
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company
    • Pacificare Health Systems, Inc.
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Row Sciences
    • Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Scientia, Inc.
    • Sempra Energy
    • SoCalGas Co.
    • Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis
    • Swiss Insurance Association
    • Telomer Consortium
    • TXU
    • UMAP Consortium
    • United Healthcare Services, Inc.
    • UNOCAL
    • ValueOptions
    • Wells Fargo
    • Westat Research Corporation

    (; accessed 8/11/03)


    “Reason Foundation [publisher of Reason Magazine] is a national research and educational organization that explores and promotes the twin values of rationality and freedom as the basic underpinnings of a good society.”

    Corporate Supporters (2000):

    • 3M
    • Alternative Programs, Inc.
    • American Airlines
    • American Chemistry Council
    • American Consulting
    • Engineers Council
    • American Farm Bureau Federation
    • American Forest & Paper Association
    • American Petroleum Institute
    • American Plastics Council
    • American Port Services, Inc.
    • American Water Works Co.
    • Anheuser-Busch Company
    • BAA USA, Inc.
    • Bank of America
    • Bayer Corporation
    • California Association of Realtors
    • California Water Service Company
    • Ken and Colleen Butler, Capital Partnerships
    • Virginia, Inc.
    • Cargill, Inc.
    • Chevron Corporation
    • The Clorox Company
    • Coca-Cola Co.
    • Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors of California
    • Consulting Engineers
    • Council of New York State, Inc.
    • Consulting Engineers Council of North Carolina
    • Consulting Engineers Council of Texas
    • Continental Airlines
    • Cornell Corrections
    • Corrections Corporation of America
    • DaimlerChrysler Corp.
    • Dart Container Corporation
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Dow Chemical USA
    • Eastman Chemical Company
    • Eberle & Associates, Inc.
    • Economic Alliance of San Fernando Valley
    • Economic Development Corporation of Los
    • Angeles County
    • Edison Electric Institute
    • ENRON
    • ExxonMobil Corporation
    • FDX Corporation
    • FMC Corporation
    • Farmer’s Insurance Group
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Frasca & Associates
    • Freedom Communications
    • General Motors Corporation
    • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    • Granite Construction Company
    • Grocery Manufacturers of America
    • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
    • International Paper Company
    • Jacobs Engineering
    • Kimberly-Clark Foundation
    • Koch Materials Co.
    • L&L Connolly Management
    • LCOR Incorporated
    • Lehman Brothers, Inc.
    • Eli Lilly and Co.
    • Loews Corporation
    • Logistics Management Institute
    • Macquarie North America
    • Management and Training Corporation
    • Mentor Corporation
    • Mevatec Corporation
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • National Air Transportation Association
    • National Association of Realtors
    • National Beer Wholesalers Association
    • Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott
    • Operations Management International, Inc.
    • Pfizer, Inc
    • Philip Morris Companies
    • PolyOne Corporation
    • Poseidon Resources Corporation
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Privatized Emergency Services Association
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Salomon Smith Barney
    • Serco Group Inc.
    • Shell Oil Co.
    • Southern California Water
    • SunAmerica, Inc.
    • Temple-Inland Forest
    • Products Co.
    • U.S. Filter Corp.
    • Union Carbide Corporation
    • United Water Services, LLC
    • Vinyl Institute
    • Virco
    • Wackenhut Corrections Co.
    • Watson Land Company
    • Western States Petroleum Association
    • Whole Foods Market

    Reason Foundation Trustees include:

    • Chairman of the Board, Harry E. Teasley, Jr.
    • Thomas E. Beach, Beach Investment Counsel, Inc.
    • William A. Dunn, Dunn Capital Management
    • David W. Fleming, Latham & Watkins
    • James K. Glassman, American Enterprise Institute
    • Neal I. Goldman, Goldman Capital Management
    • C. Boyden Gray, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
    • Stina Hans, Alegre Enterprises
    • Manuel S. Klausner, Law Offices of Manuel S. Klausner
    • David H. Koch, Koch Industries
    • James Lintott, Sterling Foundation Management, LLC
    • Sarah O’Dowd, Heller Ehrman, White & McAuliffe
    • Robert W. Poole Jr., Reason Foundation
    • Denison E. Smith, Telecom Acquisitions Group
    • Al St. Clair, Procter & Gamble
    • Walter E. Williams, George Mason University
    • Frank Bond, Trustee Emeritus
    • Business Advisory Board
    • Joseph Alibrandi, Whittaker Corporation (Retired)
    • Frank Baxter, Jefferies & Company Inc.
    • Ron Boehm, ABC-Clio
    • Jeff Buckingham, New Edge Networks
    • Kenneth Butler, Capital Partnerships Virginia
    • Viggo Butler, United Airports Ltd.
    • Willard Z. Carr, Jr., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
    • Shane A. Chalke, Annuity Net Inc.
    • Chris Conway, Mentor Corporation
    • Joseph Coulombe, Trader Joe’s (Retired)
    • Devon Cross, Donors’ Forum on International Affairs
    • Marie L. Fioramonti, Prudential Capital
    • Daniel Fylstra, Frontline Systems
    • Charles Gibbons, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Karen J. Hedlund, Nossaman, Guthner, Knox & Elliott
    • Doug Henderson, Western States Petroleum Association
    • Warner W. Henry, Henry Companies
    • Yvette Hirth, The DBT Group Inc.
    • William Huston, Watson Land Co.
    • James D. Jameson, LIDCO Inc.
    • Jerry L. Jordan, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
    • A. Samuel King, University Restaurant Group
    • John Mackey, Whole Foods Market Inc.
    • Roy E. Marden, Philip Morris
    • T.J. Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductor
    • Cliff Slater, Maui Divers Inc. (Retired)
    • Shawn Steel, Shawn Steel & Associates
    • Michael E. Tennenbaum, Tennenbaum & Co.
    • Loronzo Thomson, L.H. Thomson Company
    • Ron K. Unz, Wall Street Analytics
    • Richard Wallace, Freedom Communications Inc.
    • Thomas W. Wathen, Pinkerton Security & Investigative Services (Retired)
    • Pierluigi Zappacosta, Digital Persona

    Academic Advisory Board

    • Bruce N. Ames, University of California, Berkeley
    • Martin Anderson, Hoover Institution
    • Terry Anderson, Political Economy Research Center, Hoover Institution
    • John Baden, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
    • James M. Buchanan, George Mason University
    • Stuart Butler, Heritage Foundation
    • Douglas Den Uyl, Liberty Fund
    • James Doti, Chapman University
    • Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago
    • David Friedman, Santa Clara University
    • Peter Gordon, University of Southern California
    • Steven H. Hanke, Johns Hopkins University
    • Thomas W. Hazlett, American Enterprise Institute
    • John Hospers, University of Southern California (Retired)
    • Peter Huber, Manhattan Institute
    • Norman Karlin, Southwestern University (Retired)
    • David Kelley, The Objectivist Center
    • Alan Charles Kors, University of Pennsylvania
    • Joel Kotkin, Pepperdine University
    • J. Clayburn La Force, University of California, Los Angeles (Retired)
    • Loren E. Lomasky, Bowling Green State University
    • Richard McKenzie, University of California, Irvine
    • Thomas Gale Moore, Hoover Institution
    • Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute
    • Sam Peltzman, University of Chicago
    • Alvin Rabushka, Hoover Institution
    • Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy
    • E.S. Savas, Baruch College, City University of New York
    • Mark Skousen, Rollins College
    • Gordon Tullock, George Mason University
    • Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles

    (Forging a World of New Choices, Reason Foundation Annual Report,; accessed 7/23/03)


    Research!America is the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance. Since 1989, we have been committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority. Together, with more than 500 member organizations, representing a vast array of medical, health and scientific fields, we aim to achieve four important goals. Achieve funding for medical and health research from the public and private sectors at a level warranted by scientific opportunity and supported by public opinion. Better inform the public of the benefits of medical and health research and the institutions that perform research. Motivate the public to actively support medical and health research and the complementary sciences that make advances possible. Promote and empower a more active public and political life by individual members of the research community on behalf of medical and health research, public health, and science overall. (; accessed 6/5/08)

    Sponsors of Research America 2008 annual national forum to promote more funding for medical research included Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Astellas, and PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry lobbying group. (National Forum Informational Booklet; 3/18/08)


    According to its website, “RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank located in Washington, DC that conducts independent research — rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences — on environmental and natural resource issues.” (; accessed 8/6/03)

    “RFF received $1,622,350 in 2001 and $1,859,985 in 2002 from corporate sponsors. Corporations that contribute a minimum of $25,000 annually...are recognized as members of the RFF Council.”

    RFF Council Members for 2002 ($25,000+):

    • Braden R. Allenby, Vice President, Environment, Health, and Safety, AT&T Corp.
    • Patrick R. Atkins, Director, Environmental Affairs, Aluminum Company of America
    • George D. Carpenter, Director, Corporate Sustainable Development, Procter & Gamble
    • W.A. Collins, Director, Health, Environment, and Safety, Occidental Petroleum
    • Ged. R. Davis, Vice President, Global Business Environment, Shell International Limited
    • Robert S. Fleishman, Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
    • Dod A. Fraser, Sackett Partners Inc.
    • William Frick, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, American Petroleum Institute
    • Darius W. Gaskins, Jr., Senior Partner, High Street Associates, Inc.
    • Georgia Pacific Corporation
    • Charles H. Goodman, Senior Vice President, Research and Environmental Affairs, Southern Company
    • James R. Hendricks, Vice President, Environment, Health, and Safety, Duke Energy Corp.
    • Dale E. Heydlauff, Senior Vice President, Environmental Affairs, American Electric Power Company, Inc.
    • Jane M. Hutterly, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Affairs, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    • Thomas C. Jorling, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, International Paper Company
    • Steven L. Kline, Vice President, Federal Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, PG&E Corporation
    • Thomas J. Klutznick, President, Thomas J. Klutznick Company
    • Lawrence U. Luchini, Partner and Portfolio Manager, ITS Investments LLC
    • Paul G. McNulty, Director, Environmental Affairs, Americas, Altria Corporate Services, Inc.
    • Jan W. Mares, The EOP Group, Inc.
    • James R. Olson, Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    • Cassie L. Phillips, Vice President, Sustainable Forestry, Weyerhaeuser Company-Timberlands
    • James W. Ragland, Director, Economic Research Group, Aramco Services Company
    • Stephen D. Ramsey, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Programs, General Electric Company
    • David Raney, Senior Manager Environmental and Energy Affairs, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
    • R.A. Ridgem Vice President, Health, Safety, and the Environment, ConocoPhillips
    • Bernard I. Robertson, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, DaimlerChrysler Corp.
    • Chauncey Starr, President Emeritus, Electric Power Research Institute
    • Edward L. Strohbehn Jr., Attorney-at-Law, McCutchenm Doyle, Brown, & Enersen
    • William F. Tyndall, Vice President, Environmental Service and Federal Affairs, Cinergy Corp.
    • Thomas F. Walton, Director, Economic Policy, General Motors Corp.
    • Lawrence J. Washington Jr., Corporate Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety, Human Resources, and Public Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company
    • Warner Williams, Vice President, Health, Environment and Safety, ChevronTexaco Corp.
    • Martin B. Zimmerman, Group Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Ford Motor Company

    Corporate Donors Under $25,000 include:

    • ALLETE
    • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
    • American Chemistry Council
    • American Forest & Paper Association
    • Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
    • Ashland Inc.
    • The Cargill Foundation
    • CF Industries. Inc.
    • CSX Corporation
    • E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
    • Eastman Chemical Company
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • Hamilton & Hamilton
    • MeadWestvaco
    • NiSource, Inc.
    • Novartis Corporation
    • Potomac Electric Power Company
    • TXU Corp.
    • Uniroyal Chemical Company, Inc.
    • Unocal Corporation
    • Wisconsin Energy Corporation

    (Resources for the Future 2002 Annual Report, on file at CSPI)

    "The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of the men, women, and children who live with this often devastating disease. The organization's goals are to increase awareness of restless legs syndrome (RLS), to improve treatments, and through research, to find a cure." (; accessed 11/3/06)

    Corporate Sponsors Include:

    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • XenoPort, Inc.
    (; accessed 11/3/06)

    The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation was cited in an article in the New Scientist as having received 44 percent of its total funding of $1,430,765 from donations from pharmaceutical/ device companies. (Marshall, Jessica and Aldous, Peter. "Patient groups special: Swallowing the best advice?" New Scientist, 10/27/06, p.1)

    RLS Foundation "gets about $450,000 in funding from GlaxoSmithKline." (Stein, Rob. "Marketing the Illness and the Cure?" the Washington Post, 5/30/06, p.A03)


    A research institution in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. “The various divisions of Rippe Lifestyle Institute work with a diverse group of clients and research sponsors — from Fortune 500 companies to major publishers to small non-profit foundations.”

    A partial list of “clients” includes:

    • Kellogg Company
    • General Mills, Inc.
    • Astra Pharmaceuticals
    • Ciba Geigy
    • Bozell Public Relations
    • Cone Communications
    • Edelman Worldwide
    • Fleishman-Hillard Communications
    • Golin-Harris Communications
    • Hill & Knowlton
    • International Health and Racquet Sports Association
    • Ketchum Public Relations
    • Key Pharmaceuticals
    • Nabisco/Knox Division
    • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • Novartis
    • Pfizer
    • Pharmanex, Inc. (a division of NuSkin)
    • Roche Laboratories, Inc.
    • Schering Plough Corporation
    • Stratus KPR
    • VM Frantz & Co.
    • Whitehall Laboratories.

    (; 04/07/06)

    Pharmaceutical giant Novartis' "BP Success Program" has teamed up RLI founder, Dr. Rippe, and NFL superstar, Joe Montana, to travel the country on a campaign to control high blood pressure. (; 04/07/06)

    According to its website, “RLI proposed and Nabisco accepted a research project to conduct an index study to provide the strongest possible evidence of the benefits, if any, from daily consumption of Knox Nutrajoint™” (a Nabisco product). ( studies/nabisco.html; October 8, 2000)


    Located in Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute is “dedicated to the protection of health through education, service and research in risk and policy.” (; accessed 9/19/02)

    The institute was established with a $1.85 million grant from CSX Corp., an East Coast rail and freight company. (Baltimore Sun, 10/10/95, p. B2)


    Based in Arlington, VA, the project “was founded in 1990 by atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer on the premise that sound, credible science must form the basis for health and environmental decisions...” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    Received $10,000 from the ExxonMobil. (; accessed 6/27/01)

    Based within The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London, "[t]he Science Media Centre is an independent venture working to promote the voices, stories and views of the scientific community to the news media when science is in the headlines." (; accessed 12/29/03)

    Current Industry Funders Include:

    Previous Industry Funders include:

    (; accessed 12/28/03)
    Formed in 2001, the Scientific Alliance is a non-profit membership-based organisation, now based in Cambridge (England). The Alliance brings together both scientists and non-scientists committed to rational discussion and debate on the challenges facing the environment today.

    Between 2004 and 2007, Robert Durward of Cloburn Quarry Ltd. donated nearly one million pounds to the Scientific Alliance to challenge claims about global warming. Also, the group co-authored a 2004 report debunking climate science with the ExxonMobil-funded George C. Marshall Institute. (Jamie Doward, "Revealed: the man behind the court attack on Gore film," Guardian, Oct. 14, 2007;,,2190770,00.html, accessed Oct. 16, 2007)

    According to SourceWatch, in January 2005 the Scientific Alliance hosted a half-day conference for climate change sceptics, "Apocalypse No - Assessing catastrophic climate change." Speakers included David Bellamy, S. Fred Singer, Richard S. Lindzen, Nils-Axel Morner, Benny Peiser, and Colin Berry. (SourceWatch entry for Scientific Alliance, accessed Oct. 16, 2007)



    "Epidemiologic research services of Dr. James Enstrom designed to investigate weak and/or controversial epidemiologic relationships with the highest level of scientific integrity." (; accessed 6/12/0)

    James E. Enstrom, Ph.D., M.P.H., Researcher, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California at Los Angeles, and President, Scientific Integrity Institute. Received $150,000 from Philip Morris for a 2003 study on older Californian's mortality and second-hand smoke. ( and; accessed 6/12/06) Received research funding from the Electric Power Research Institute for a cohort study (1973-2002) on the effect of fine particulate on mortality. (Inhalation Toxicology. 2005;17:803–16.) (see Integrity in Science Database)


    "The Scripps Research Institute, one of the country's largest, private, non-profit research organizations, has always stood at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. In just three decades the Institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition." (; accessed 7/26/05)

    Pfizer donated $100 million over five years to the Scripps Research Institute in 11/06, in exchange for first rights to nearly half the intellectual property generated by the grants. The deal replaces a similar 10-year partnership with Novartis that expired in 12/06. (Lieberman, Bruce. "Pfizer to pay Scripps for licensing option," San Diego Tribune, 11/30/06, p.1)

    The Institute received $2 million from McDonald's Corp. in September 2006, which will be used to support the institute's research and fund yet-undetermined outreach programs that could include screening for obesity-related Type 2 diabetes in poor neighborhoods or supporting education programs in under-funded schools. (; accessed 10/2/06)

    According to the 990 form filed by the Scripps Research Institute in 2003, “Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp is a substantial contributor to TSRI. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. and TSRI are eight years into a long-term agreement, approved by the TSRI Board of Trustees, pursuant to which Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp provides designated financial support to TSRI and has the option to license certain intellectual property developed by TSRI at a royalty rate set forth in the original agreement. Some intellectual property has, in fact, been licensed to Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp.” (IRS form 990 for the fiscal year 2003)


    A “global resource relating to the sense of smell and its importance to human psychology, behavior and quality of life. [SOSI] sponsors innovative scientific research and provides information resources to the public, corporate and academic sectors. [SOSI] also sponsors and conducts educational and public outreach programs.”

    Corporate sponsors include:

    • AromaSys
    • Olay
    • Haarmann & Reimer
    • Pochet of America, Inc.
    • Conde Nast
    • Valois
    • Avon
    • Givaudan
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • L’Oreal USA
    • Firmenich
    • Coty

    Past corporate sponsors include:

    • Aromatique, Inc.
    • Caswell Massey
    • Chanel, Inc.
    • The Dial Corporation
    • Christian Dior Parfums
    • Fragrance Resources, Inc.
    • Parfums Givenchy, Inc.
    • Estee Lauder International, Inc.
    • Parfums Nina Ricci
    • Florasynth, Inc.

    (; accessed 5/21/02)


    According to its website, Shape Up America is “a high profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America…[i]nvolving a broad-based coalition of industry, medical/health, nutrition, physical fitness, and related organizations and experts.” Shape Up America was founded by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. (, 8/18/03)

    “Sponsors like Weight Watchers International, the Campbell Soup Company, the Heinz Foundation, Time magazine, and the Kellogg Company have agreed to contribute $1 million each over three years to the campaign.” (New York Times, 12/5/94, p. A20)

    Other million-dollar original sponsors include: Jenny Craig, Slim*Fast; a special project was sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (information from Hill & Knowlton, which represents Dr. Koop, in phone call to CSPI’s M. Jacobson).

    In February, 1995, Slim*Fast Foods Company paid for a one-page free-standing insert in Sunday newspapers; the insert featured Shape Up America on one side and an ad for Ultra Slim*Fast — with the Shape Up America logo on the other. (FSI in CSPI’s files)

    It has accepted $100,000 from Wyeth-Ayerst. (Newark Star-Ledger, 2/17/97)

    Conference on “Diabesity,” March 24-25, 2001, financially supported by Aventis, Dairy Management Inc., Kellogg Company, NatraTaste, Ortho-McNeil, RIVA Market Research, Ross Nutrition, Tanita Corporation of America Inc., The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Novartis Nutrition. (Information from publicity flyer; on file at CSPI)

    “Shaping America’s Youth (SAY) is a public/private partnership with the intent of providing a national forum open to all organizations, programs, and individuals committed to improving the physical activity levels and nutrition of our nation’s infants, children, and adolescents.” ( ; accessed 11/09/04)

    Sponsors include Campbell Soup Company, Johnson and Johnson’s McNeil Nutritionals, and Nike. (; accessed 11/09/04)


    The Group is dedicated to promoting woody crop research and is a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the industry-funded National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), and university researchers.

    The organization receives funding from BASF, B.B. Hobbs, Boise Cascade, Dupont Forestry Products, Morbark, Netafim Irrigation, Rain Bird Agri-Products, Toro Ag/Drip In Irrigation, and Westvaco. (; accessed 6/11/01)



    Founded in 2001, the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE), formerly known as the Association for Eradication of Heart Attack, is “an education-based organization that is dedicated to ending the threat of heart attack….Our work is guided by the active participation and support of world renowned cardiovascular specialists and researchers.” Currently the organization is “focused on promoting the SHAPE Guideline, a screening protocol that builds on the old paradigm in cardiology, risk factor detection and treatment.” (, accessed 1/15/08)

    The SHAPE guideline appeared in a Pfizer-funded supplement to the July 2006 American Journal of Cardiology and called for screening of all men 45 to 75 and all women 55 to 74 who are more than minimally at risk for heart attack or stroke. Legislation has been introduced in Texas that would require insurance companies to cover the tests. (JAMA. 2008;299:208-10) The lead author and founder of the organization, Morteza Naghavi, advises and receives research support from Pfizer, manufacturer of cholesterol-reducing Lipitor, and consults for and owns stock in Endothelix, which makes a fingertip thermal measuring device that purports to reveal heart attack risk. Twelve of 26 guideline co-authors disclosed ties to drug and imaging equipment manufacturers. (Am J Cardiol. 2006;98:2-15.)(, accessed 1/15/08)

    Five of 13 board members of SHAPE also have financial ties with the industry. (, accessed 1/16/08; and (, accessed 1/15/08)

    •Morteza Naghavi, M.D., advisor to Pfizer and diaDexus Inc.; a consultant to Endothelix Inc. and Volcano Corp.; received research support from Pfizer; shareholder in Endothelix and Volcano.

    •Harvey Hecht, M.D., on the speakers bureau for Kos Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer; a consultant to Endothelix and Phillips.

    •Erling Falk, M.D., a consultant to Endothelix.

    •Matthew Budoff, M.D., member of the speakers bureau for GE Healthcare; a consultant for Endothelix.

    •Daniel Berman, M.D., member of the speakers bureau for Astellas Pharma; a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb; received research/grant support from Astellas Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Tyco Healthcare.


    Based in Washington, D.C., the society “is dedicated to promoting healthy, sustainable food choices and has a vision of healthy people in healthy communities.” (; accessed 10/11/01)

    Sponsors of the Society’s 2001 annual conference:

    • California Dairy Council
    • California Dried Plum Board
    • California WIC Program
    • Dairy Council of Wisconsin
    • Dole Food
    • Food Marketing Institute
    • General Mills
    • Kellogg
    • Medela
    • Monsanto
    • National Food Processors Association
    • National Pork Producers Council
    • National Soft Drink Association
    • Nestle
    • Procter and Gamble
    • Produce for Better Health Foundation
    • Stonyfield Farm

    (SNE 34th Annual Conference Proceedings program, on file at CSPI)

    SNE Organizational Members, Patrons and Sustaining Friends:

    • The Coca Cola Company
    • Gerber Products Company
    • Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc.
    • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • National Dairy Council
    • The Organic Center for Education and Promotion
    • The Schwan Food Company

    (; accessed 9/30/05)


    According to its website, the mission of the Society for Women’s Health Research is to improve the health of women through research.

    The Corporate Advisory Council of the society aims to “bridge the gap between the health care industry and the women’s health community.... The mission of the CAC is to engage the resources of the health care industry and its suppliers in collaboration with the Society to spearhead changes to improve women’s health and research.”

    Corporate Advisory Council Members

    • 3M
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • AdvancePCS
    • AmericasDoctor
    • Amgen
    • AstraZeneca
    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Barr Laboratories, Inc.
    • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
    • Boston Scientific Corp.
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
    • The Chlorine Chemistry Council
    • Cytyc Corporation
    • Digene Corporation
    • Dow Corning Corporation
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • GE Medical Systems
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Gynecare
    • Hoffman-La Roche Inc.
    • IRIS - Global Clinical Trial Solutions
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    • Medtronic, Inc.
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • Novartis Corporation
    • Organon Inc.
    • Ortho Biotech
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Pharmacia
    • Playtex Products, Inc.
    • PPD
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Roche
    • Schering-Plough Corporation
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
    • SynerMed Communications
    • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

    (; accessed 2/24/03)

    In April 2002, the society held a black-tie event in Washington, D.C., themed “Coming of Age,” a salute to the vibrancy of middle-aged women. According to a January 2003 Washington Monthly article, “The whole event had been underwritten by the pharmaceutical company Wyeth, which also happens to manufacture Prempro, the drug most widely used in hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) for post-menopausal women.... Some participants were taken aback. ‘Without mentioning Wyeth,’ says one, ‘It was like they were doing an ad for Wyeth.’... A week later, Wyeth presented the society with a $250,000 check at a special event celebrating the 60th anniversary of Premarin, the company’s other HRT drug.” (“Hot Flash, Cold Cash,” Washington Monthly Online, January/February 2003)

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation gave SWHR substantial funding to mount an education initiative, which included full-page national magazine ads and a Web site, about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Novartis markets Zelnorm, which is used to treat IBS. (; accessed 8/20/03)

    Supporters of SWHR's May 13, 2003, gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., include:

    Grand Benefactor

    • Wyeth


    • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
    • GlaxoSmithKline
    • Guidant Foundation
    • Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and Diagnostics Companies (Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Ethicon Inc., Ethicon-Endo Surgery Inc., Cordis Corporation)
    • Merck & Co., Inc.
    • NDC Health
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    • Pfizer/Pfizer Civic Affairs


    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Eli Lilly & Company/Lilly Center for Women's Health
    • Procter & Gamble


    • 3M
    • AdvaMed
    • American Legacy Foundation
    • Amgen, Inc.
    • Arnold & Porter LLP
    • AstraZeneca
    • Bayer Corporation
    • Becton Dickinson and Company
    • Boston Scientific Corporation
    • Conceptus/Cohn and Wolfe
    • Cosmopolitan
    • C. R. Bard, Inc.
    • Digene Corporation
    • Dow Chemical Company
    • Dow Corning Corporation
    • DuPont
    • FoxKiser
    • Genentech, Inc.
    • General Electric Company
    • General Motors Foundation
    • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
    • Ketchum/Heathworld Communications Group/Gray Advertising
    • Medtronic, Inc.
    • Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
    • Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
    • Pharmacia Corporation
    • Playtex Products, Inc.
    • Roche and GlaxoSmithKline
    • Schering Plough
    • Serono, Inc.
    • Smith Barney and Citigroup
    • St. Jude Medical, Inc.


    • Aventine HealthSciences
    • Barr Laboratories
    • BB&T
    • Biotechnology Industry Organization
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Burson-Marsteller
    • Cook Group, Inc.
    • Correlogic Systems, Inc.
    • Cytyc Corporation
    • Edelman
    • Edwards Lifesciences
    • Roberta Gartside, MD
    • Genzyme
    • Healthcare Leadership Council
    • The Klemtner Group
    • Rose Marshall
    • Medicus
    • Monsanto Protein Technologies
    • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
    • Organon
    • Robert A. Becker Euro RCSG
    • Siemens
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
    • Spectrum Science Public Relations
    • SynerMed Communications
    • Walt Disney Company
    • UnitedHealth Group

    (; 6/7/03)

    “Sun Health is a non-profit healthcare organization (based in Sun City, AZ) that exists to serve all ages with excellence in medical care, wellness programs, research and education.” (; accessed 11/09/04)

    According to, the Institute’s work on the effects of atorvastatin on people with Alzheimer’s disease, was funded in part by Pfizer, which sells atorvastatin under the brand name Lipitor. (Check, Erica, “Anti-stroke drug eases Alzheimer's symptoms,”, 04/16/04,; accessed 9/24/04)

    The American Dietetic Association is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

    Corporate Sponsors: Aramark, Coca-Cola Company, GlaxoSmithKline, National Dairy Council, PepsiCo, Unilever, Abbott Nutrition, Cargill, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Mars, Incorporated, McNeil Nutritionals (a Johnson & Johnson Company), SOYJOY. (; accessed 9/05/08)

    Board members include:

    Martin (Marty) M. Yadrick, MS, MBA, RD, FADA is a project manager for COMPUTRITION, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to the healthcare and hospitality industries. (; accessed 9/05/08)

    Connie B. Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA St. Louis, MO., Director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis. Gave a CME course for the American Academy of Family Physicians supported in part by an educational grant from the National Dairy Council. (; accessed 9/05/08)

    Larry K. Ellingson, MBA, RPh, Fountain Hills, Ariz. Public Member. Ellingson is chairman of the board of Protemix Corp., a privately held New Zealand company that develops therapies for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other metabolic disorders and their complications. (; accessed 9/05/08) Chair of the American Diabetes Association.

    Susan Calvert Finn, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A., Chair, American Dietetic Association's Nutrition and Health Campaign for Women. Member of the Council for Women's Nutrition Solutions (CWNS), a nutrition advisory board of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. President and chief executive officer of the American Council for Fitness & Nutrition and director of industry communications and research in the department of nutrition at Ohio State University. The CWNS website notes that: "[CWNS' & other] nutrition education programs are funded by beef producers ... and are managed for the Cattlemen's Beef Board and state beef councils by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association." (; accessed 9/05/08)

    M. Patricia Fuhrman, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Ballwin, MO., Director-at-Large. Fuhrman’s experience in clinical dietetics includes strategic manager for nutrition services at Coram Inc.; also serves as clinical director of nutrition support at St. Louis University Hospital and chair of dietetics at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health in St. Louis. (; accessed 9/05/08)

    Constance J. Geiger, PhD, RD, CD, Fort Bridger, Wyo. Director-at-Large. Geiger is president of Geiger & Associates, a food labeling, health communications and government affairs consulting firm, and a research associate professor at the University of Utah.

    Joyce A. Gilbert, PhD, RD, LD, Silver Springs, Fla. Treasurer. Gilbert is owner and president of J. A. Gilbert Associates, a food management consultancy specializing in operational efficiencies, regulatory compliance and food safety in the food and health-care industries.

    Rita Storey Grandgenett, MS, RD, Battle Creek, MI. House of Delegates Director.Grandgenett is a nutrition consultant with RD Associates of Michigan LLC.

    Kathleen W. McClusky, MS, RD, FADA, Winter Springs, FL. Treasurer-Elect. McClusky is a patient services consultant for Morrison Management Specialists.

    Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM; RADM, USPHS (Ret), Washington, D.C. Public Member.

    Moritsugu is vice president for global strategic affairs (diabetes) at Johnson & Johnson and chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute. He served as Acting U.S. Surgeon General from July 2006 until September 2007.

    "The Atlantic Legal Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest law firm with a demonstrable history of advancing the rule of law in courts and before administrative agencies by advocating for individual liberty, school choice, free enterprise, limited effective government, and sound science in the courtroom." (; accessed 11/7/06)

    Corporate Supporters:

    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Alcoa Inc.
    • American International Group, Inc.
    • Aon Risk Services
    • Cly-Del Manufacturing Co.
    • Computer Associates
    • Computer Sciences Corporation
    • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
    • Corn Products International
    • DuPont Company
    • Exxon Mobil Corporation
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Morrow & Co., Inc.
    • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    • PepsiCo Inc.
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Phillips International
    • Public Service Electric and Gas Company
    • Rohm and Haas Company
    • Tyco International (US) Inc.
    • Unocal Corporation
    • United States Steel Corporation
    • VF Corporation
    • Wyeth
    (; accessed 11/7/06)

    From 1998 to 2002 the Atlantic Legal Foundation received $20,000 from ExxonMobil. (; accessed 11/7/06)


    The mission of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) is to discuss, debate, and demonstrate how exponential and accelerating technological progress coupled with smart public policy will enhance and advance 21st century health care by predicting, preventing, diagnosing, treating and disease with greater speed, more precision, and less cost. (; accessed 04/01/08)

    According to the organization 2006 990 form, the company’s took in over 1.4 million dollars, a portion of which came from industry. (; accessed 4/2/08) Co-founder and vice-president Robert Goldberg admitted that CMPI accepts money from pharmaceutical companies in his blog, “Drugwonks.” Goldberg wrote, “CMPI accepts grant from drug companies -- and we do so proudly because they actually invent things that help people.” (; accessed 04/01/08)

    Co-Founder and president Peter Pitts is also the senior vice president for health affairs at Manning, Selvage & Lee (; accessed 04/01/08), a public relations agency whose client list includes: Allergan, Bayer, AstraZeneca, Biogen Idec, Eli Lilly, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Millennium, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi Pasteur. (; accessed 04/01/08)

    CMPI was described on Online News Hour on PBS as “a group that receives funding from the pharmaceutical industry” by moderator Jim Lehrer. (; accessed 04/01/08) (Lehrer, J. Lipitor TV Spots Raise Debate Over Advertising Practices, Online NewsHour: PBS, 02/07/08)

    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.

    Established in 1990, NSF relies on voluntary contributions including grants from foundations, corporations, government agencies and other organizations to support our programs.

    The goals of the National Sleep Foundation are to ensure that:

    1. Americans are aware that their sleep is an important component of their health and safety, and that they make obtaining sufficient sleep a priority.

    2. Americans recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders and seek effective treatment for them.

    3. Public and private institutions operate in a manner consistent with providing optimal sleep for human health and performance.

    4. The incidence of drowsy driving is reduced so that it is rare and an exception.

    5. New sleep-related discoveries are made that optimize public health and detection and treatment of sleep disorders.

    (; accessed 9/23/08)

    National Sleep Foundation’s 2007 submission to the Internal Revenue Service (Form 990) includes the following donations:

    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals: $62,000

    Cephalon, Inc.: $175,000

    GlaxoSmithKline: $199,500

    Merck & Co., Inc.: $205,000

    Organon Intl Inc.: $55,000

    Respironics: $65,000

    Sanofi-Aventis: $150,670

    Sepracor: $225,000

    Somaxon Pharmaceuticals: $75,000

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America: $390,000

    Vanda Pharmaceuticals: $75,000

    (">; accessed 9/26/08)


    “The Traffic Injury Research Foundation is a charitable, independent road research institute. It performs original research into the causes of road crashes and develops and promotes effective prevention programs and policies.” (; accessed 5/9/05)

    Corporate sponsors:

    • Anheuser-Busch Companies
    • Royal & SunAlliance Canada
    • Toyota Canada Inc.
    • Brewers of Canada
    • Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Canada Inc.
    • Imperial Oil Foundation
    • Labatt Breweries of Canada
    • Alberta Motor Association
    • Allstate Foundation of Canada
    • Association of Canadian Distillers
    • Bank of Montreal
    • Beer Institute
    • Bell Canada
    • Canadian Automobile Association
    • CIBC
    • Diageo Canada Inc.
    • Gore Mutual Insurance Company
    • Hydro One
    • ING Canada
    • LifeSafer Interlock, Inc.
    • Molson Inc.
    • Moosehead Breweries Limited
    • Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
    • Tirecraft Auto Centers Ltd.
    • TD Bank Financial Group
    • Adesa Automotive Services LP
    • Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
    • Monitech, Inc.
    • Volkswagen Canada Inc.
    (; accessed 5/9/05)


    A foundation of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, TREE “promotes equity and excellence in student achievement for disadvantaged youth and their schools...[by] mak[ing] grants to tax-exempt accredited school districts and individual public and private schools, grades 6-12....TREE accepts funding from foundations, corporations, and individuals.”

    According to its website, the Coca-Cola Company and the National Soft Drink Association, among others, are supporting organizations. (; accessed 7/02/02)


    “USA Next (United Seniors Association) considers itself to be the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) which it regards as too liberal. USA Next is part of the Uniting the Generations for America’s Future Network, which claims more than 1.5 million members across the nation. Its motto is: ‘Building a Legacy of Freedom for America’s Families’.” (; accessed 3/28/05)

    According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the group accepted donations of $1.5 million from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association, $664,000 from an industry group called Citizens for Better Medicare, and $50,000 from Pfizer. (Thomma, Steven. “AARP opposed in bid for members, money,” Akron Beacon Journal, 3/27/05, p.5)


    A registered charity of the United Kingdom that “offers an independent voice dedicated to promoting and providing information on a vegetarian diet.”

    The Vegetarian Society’s ‘A Whole World of Taste’ booklet, an accompaniment to its 2002 National Vegetarian Week, was supported by Canned Food UK, CCL Foods PLC, Discovery Foods Ltd, Fayrefield Foods Ltd, Marlow Foods Ltd, The Mushroom Bureau, and Odysea Ltd. (; accessed 7/12/02; email from The Vegetarian Society to CSPI, on file at CSPI)

    “The Vitamin D Council is a group of concerned citizens that believe many humans are needlessly suffering and dying from Vitamin D Deficiency. Our goal is to educate the public and professionals about Vitamin D Deficiency and its numerous associated diseases. Our free newsletter has a circulation of over 24,000. The Vitamin D Council would like to sponsor a series of educational conferences aimed at the general public, physicians, and the press to alert them about the extent and consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid it.” (; accessed 8/08/08)

    The Vitamin D Council receives grants from vitamin D manufacturer Biotech Pharmacal. (; accessed 8/26/08)


    Established in 1992 as the Public Health Advisory Board, WQHC’s mission is “to promote science-based practices and policies to enhance water quality and health by advising industry, health professionals, policy makers and the public.”

    The WQHC is “sponsored by the Chlorine Chemistry Council.”( ccc/phab.html &; accessed 7/10/02)


    World Resources Institute is an environmental research and policy organization.

    Funders include:

    • 3Com Corporation
    • ABN AMRO, Inc.
    • AES Corporation
    • Aretê Corporation
    • AT&T
    • Banco do Brasil
    • Bank of America
    • Battelle Seattle Research Center
    • Baxter International, Inc.
    • The Boeing Company
    • Booz-Allen & Hamilton
    • BP, plc.
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • Cargill Dow, LLC
    • CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.
    • Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings, Inc.
    • Conoco Inc.
    • Delphi Automotive Systems
    • Dow Chemical Company
    • E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • Ericsson
    • FINEP/Inovar
    • FMC Corporation
    • Ford Motor Company Fund
    • Friends Ivory & Sime, plc.
    • GE Fund
    • General Motors Corporation
    • Green Mountain Energy
    • Herman Miller, Inc.
    • Hewlett-Packard Company
    • IBM
    • Intel Corporation
    • Interface, Inc.
    • International Paper Company
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Lucent Technologies
    • McDonald’s Corporation
    • MCI Worldcom
    • Mead Corporation
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • Mirant
    • Monsanto
    • Motorola Foundation
    • Motorola, Inc.
    • Nokia, Inc.
    • Novo Nordisk
    • Novartis International
    • Nuon
    • Pfizer Inc.
    • Pitney Bowes
    • Placer Dome, Inc.
    • The Procter & Gamble Company
    • S.C. Johnson Fund, Inc.
    • Shell International Ltd.
    • Shell Foundation
    • Texaco
    • United Technologies Corporation
    • United Parcel Service
    • Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation

    (; accessed 5/22/03)

    “WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.” (; accessed 12/1/04)

    In 2001, the World Wildlife fund presented Motorola and Johnson & Johnson with Gold Panda Awards. According to the organization, “Motorola is being presented with the Gold Panda Award in recognition of its generous contributions to WWF's field conservation work. In 1996, Motorola and WWF created a dynamic alliance known as 'Connect and Conserve'. Through this unique partnership, Motorola generously contributed 1 million USD worth of radio communications equipment to WWF to use in its priority eco-regions. The two way radios have been incredibly valuable to researchers and conservation workers, enabling them to communicate instantly. They have also saved days of work and have helped to improve the safety and security of WWF staff and other conservation professionals in the field.

    “Johnson & Johnson is being presented with the Gold Panda Award in recognition of its long-term support to WWF's work to protect endangered species. Johnson & Johnson's commitment to protecting endangered species has enabled WWF to help significantly reduce trade in endangered species and their use in medical applications. In 1992 Johnson & Johnson have provided WWF with donations totaling 706,000 USD. These donations have been used for a range of activities, including the October 1999 conference 'Healthy People, Healthy Planet' which produced a historic pledge by Chinese state officials to stop the use of endangered species in traditional medicines. Johnson & Johnson has demonstrated a commitment to WWF's conservation priorities, not only through financial support to WWF's species work, but also through a corporate commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions - as one of the first Climate Savers.” (; accessed 12/1/04)

    Other corporate grants include:

    • JP Morgan & Company $20,000 (1998)
    • Merrill Lynch $2,275 (1998)
    • US West $875 (1998)
    • Chevron $5,000 (1996)
    • Chevron $10,000 (1995)
    • Dupont $5,000 (1995)
    • WMX Technologies $5,000 (1995)
    • Eastman Kodak $100,000 (1994)
    • Chase Manhattan $2,500 (1994)
    ( ; accessed 12/01/04)

    In 2003, Home Depot donated $1 million to a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Metafore (formerly the Certified Forests Products Council) that will channel approximately $7.6 million to programs to promote responsible forest management and reduce illegal trade in forest products in countries receiving aid from the U.S. government.

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