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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 Time (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. 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).

2002 Corporate Donors ($100K+)

(Emphasizing drug, chemical and cosmetics companies, only a partial list is provided. See ACS’s Annual Report 2002 for a complete list of major contributors)

  • 3M Foundation
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Alabama Power Foundation
  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Avon Products, Inc.
  • Baxter International
  • Bell Atlantic Mobile
  • Berlex Laboratories
  • BFI Waste Systems
  • BP America, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Chanel, Inc.
  • Christian Dior Perfumes, Inc.
  • City Gas Company
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Concho Oil & Gas
  • CSX Transportation, Inc.
  • Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. of TX
  • DST Systems, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Eli Lilly & Company Foundation
  • Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • Firmenich, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • General Electric Co.
  • General Nutrition Corporation
  • Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
  • Givaudan, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc. IBM
  • IDEC Pharmaceuticals
  • International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • La Prairie/Juvena Products De Beaute
  • Liz Claiborne, Inc.
  • L’Oreal, Inc.
  • Merck & Company, Inc.
  • Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
  • Nissan Motor Corporation, SE Region
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
  • Orlane, Inc.
  • Ortho Biotech Inc.
  • OSI Sealants
  • Parfums Givenchy, Inc.
  • Pennzoil Exploration & Prod. Co
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pharmacia-Adria Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Quest International Fragrances, Inc.
  • Revlon, Inc.
  • Rockwell International
  • Scott’s Food Stores
  • SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare
  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
  • SuperValu, Inc.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Kroger Company
  • TYCO International
  • United States Sugar Corporation
  • Unilever/Bestfoods, NA
  • Wal-Mart
  • Warner Lambert Company
  • Wendy’s International, Inc.
  • Winn Dixie

(American Cancer Society Annual Report 2002,; accessed 5/28/03)

Source: Integrity in Science: A CSPI Project:

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