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Wyeth in the McSpotlight

| What's Wrong With Wyeth? | Opposition & Campaigns | Company Profile |

AHP owned Wyeth (producers of Progress, SMA, Wysoy) is one of the major violators of the WHO Code of Conduct for manufacturers of babymilk formula. It is listed as totally or substantially violating the Code's requirements of no promotion in healthcare facilities, no promotion to health workers and no free samples or supplies. The company is the subject of boycott calls in the US and Australia.

Wyeth is part of the babymilk industry.

It is not only the specific practices of individual companies that cause problems. The attitudes created by the currrent system of exploitation gives power and profits to the few, at the expense of people, animals and the environment. It is important to expose the unethical practices of specific companies as their behaviour is often indicative of the entire system.

What's Wrong With ?
Irresponsible Marketing

Irresponsible marketing

As well as their irresponsible marketing and selling of babymilk formula, Wyeth also manufactures the bonzodiazepine tranquilliser, Ativan and is one of the companies which has been criticised for not warning doctors of it's possible addictiveness, and therefore of the need to prescribe it for short periods only.

[The Ethical Consumer Guide to Everyday Shopping  published by the Ethical Consumer Research Association. ]

Animal Suffering

Abusing animals

The company tests its products on animals and continues to use acute toxicity tests such as the Draize test.

[The Ethical Consumer Guide to Everyday Shopping  published by the Ethical Consumer Research Association. ]

Credits and References: Most of the information in this section was taken from The Ethical Consumer Guide to Everyday Shopping  published by the Ethical Consumer Research Association. 

Opposition and Campaigns

Exploitation and profiteering do not need to exist. A better way of running our lives can be created based on the sharing of resources and on respect for each other and for nature. Increasingly people are questioning and challenging those with power and are seeking alternatives. Let's hope it's possible to make a difference.

Company Profile

Products and brandnames:

Postal address(es):

American Home Products
685 Third Avenue
New York
NY 10017

Phone number(s):
not known

Fax number(s):
not known
Online presence:

Email address(es): postmaster@wyeth.com
Web site(s): http://www.wyeth.com/
Domain name(s): wyeth.com, ahp.com

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