Rx&D Proud Supporter of "War and Medicine" Major Exhibition at the Canadian War Museum

OTTAWA, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) is proud to support the Canadian War Museum exhibition as it presents "War and Medicine" - an exhibit that will allow Canadians to discover the evolution of warfare and the medical profession over the past 150 years.

"As a partner and friend, the innovative pharmaceutical community is proud to join the Canadian War Museum in honoring the soldiers who have faced the horrors of war and the medical practitioners who have dedicated themselves to saving lives," declared Russell Williams, President of Rx&D.

"This exhibit shows the havoc and hurt caused by war. But amidst this devastation, there is courage and compassion of those whose mission it is to treat and to heal," he added.

"The member companies of Rx&D discover the medicines and vaccines that improve and save lives. Our fight has been and always will be against disease throughout the world and our allies are the governments, health professionals and patients who partner with us in this cause," said Russell Williams.

The "War and Medicine" exhibit, which is unveiled today, will run until November 13, 2011 and showcase more than 100 Canadian artifacts. Some have been graciously lent by our member companies.

About Rx&D

Rx&D is the association of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of Canadians through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines. Our community represents 15,000 men and women working for 50 member companies and invests more than $1 billion in research and development each year to fuel Canada's knowledge-based economy. Guided by our Code of Ethical Practices, our membership is committed to working in partnership with governments, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.


SOURCE CANADA'S RESEARCH-BASED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES (RX

For further information:

Christine Choury,
Media Relations
Telephone: 613.236.0455
E-mail: cchoury@canadapharma.org

Please visit: www.canadapharma.org and www.warmuseum.ca

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