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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)

Source: Integrity in Science: A CSPI Project:

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