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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)

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