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THE CENTER FOR MEDICINE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
 

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. ( http://www.cmpi.org/mission.asp; 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. ( http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2006/204/321/2006-204321812-038efcc0-9.pdf; 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.” ( http://drugwonks.com/2007/09/health_care_renewal_defends_avorn_against_my_attack_1.html; accessed 04/01/08)

Co-Founder and president Peter Pitts is also the senior vice president for health affairs at Manning, Selvage & Lee ( http://www.cmpi.org/pitts.asp; 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. ( http://www.mslpr.com/practices/healthcare-pr/recent-clients; 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. ( http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/jan-june08/jarvik_02-07.html; accessed 04/01/08) (Lehrer, J. Lipitor TV Spots Raise Debate Over Advertising Practices, Online NewsHour: PBS, 02/07/08)


 
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