Abbott Laboratories

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Background

Abbott Laboratories was founded in 1888 by Chicago physician Dr. Wallace Abbott. Abbott's principal businesses are global pharmaceuticals, nutritional and medical products. It describes itself as 'a broad-based health care company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets products and services that span the continuum of care – from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and cure'[1].

People

Senior Management Team

In February 2008, Abbott Laboratories report the following as their Senior Management Team[2]...

  • Miles D White - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • Thomas C Freyman - Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • James L Tyree - Executive Vice President , Pharmaceutical Products Group
  • Thomas F Chen - Senior Vice President, Nutrition International Operations
  • John C Landgraf - Senior Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Supply
  • Mary T Szela - Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations

Board of Directors

In February 2008, Abbott Laboratories report the following as members of their Board of Directors[3]...

Affilliations

In 2008, Abbott Laboratories provide a 'sample' of their partnerships[4] [5] [6]...

In 2007, Abbott is listed as a member of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations[7]

PR, Lobbying and Market Intelligence firms

The Centre for Responsive Ethics report the following firms hired to lobby on behalf of Abbott in 2007[10]...

Other agencies hired previous to 2007 (during the period 1999-2006) are reported as...

Acting on behalf of Abbott subsidiary Ross Products

Government and the Corporate Purse

The Centre for Responsive Ethics report the following political contributions...

  • 2007-2008 $372,100 (33% Democrats, 67% Republicans)[11] -note: figures taken in March 2008, thus are not the final amount.
  • 2005-2006 $675,896 (18% Dems, 82% Repubs)[12]
  • 2003-2004 $600,479 (17% Dems, 83% Repubs)[13]
  • 2001-2002 $673,967 (7% Dems, 93% Repubs)[14]
  • 1999-2000 $369,075 (16% Dems, 81% Repubs)[15]

Lobbying expenses are reported as follows[16]...

  • 2007 - $2,660,000 (full figures not yet collated)
  • 2006 - $2,260,000
  • 2005 - $4,140,000
  • 2004 - $4,920,000
  • 2003 - $2,100,000
  • 2002 - $2,600,000
  • 2001 - $3,240,000
  • 2000 - $4,940,000
  • 1999 - $6,789,000

References

  1. Abbott Laboratories Corporate Profile Accessed 5th February 2008
  2. Abbott Laboratories Senior Management Team Accessed 5 February 2008
  3. Abbott Laboratories Board of Directors Accessed 5th February 2008
  4. Abbott Laboratories Our Partnerships - Pharmaceuticals Accessed 5th January 2008
  5. Abbott Laboratories Our Partnerships - Medical Products Accessed 5th February 2008
  6. Abbott Laboratories Our Partnerships - Nutritional Products Accessed 5th February 2008
  7. International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations Members Accessed 11th March 2008
  8. Innovex Our Customers Accessed 12th February 2008
  9. Business Insights Patient Power: The shift towards more informed, more powerful consumers of drugs Accessed 5th February 2008
  10. The Centre for Responsive Ethics Lobbying/Abbott Laboratories Accessed 11th March 2008
  11. The Centre for Responsive EthicsPharmaceuticals/Health Products:Top Contributors to Federal Candidates and Parties Accessed 11th March 2008
  12. The Centre for Responsive Ethics Pharmaceuticals/Health Products:Top Contributors to Federal Candidates and Parties Accessed 11th March 2008
  13. The Centre for Responsive Ethics Pharmaceuticals/Health Products:Top Contributors to Federal Candidates and Parties Accessed 11th March 2008
  14. The Centre for Responsive Ethics Pharmaceuticals/Health Products:Top Contributors to Federal Candidates and Parties Accessed 11th March 2008
  15. The Centre for Responsive Ethics Pharmaceuticals/Health Products:Top Contributors to Federal Candidates and Parties Accessed 11th March 2008
  16. The Centre for Responsive Ethics Lobbying/Abbott Laboratories Accessed 11th March 2008
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