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
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.
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
SOURCE CANADA'S RESEARCH-BASED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES (RX
For further information:
Please visit: www.canadapharma.org and www.warmuseum.ca