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Abbott Releases 2007 Global Citizenship Report Highlighting Strong Commitment to Access to Health Care
Date:6/2/2008

through patient assistance programs

worldwide.

Innovation

-- Invested more than $2.5 billion in research and development, an

increase of 11.1 percent from the previous year. Through medical

advancements and new scientific technologies, Abbott is tackling some

of today's most pressing chronic diseases -- diabetes, cancer and

cardiovascular disease.

-- Introduced the first and only co-formulated protease inhibitor tablet

suitable for children with HIV. The tablet does not require

refrigeration and does not need to be taken with food -- two important

advances in delivering HIV medicine. Kaletra (known as Aluvia in

developing countries) was filed or has been approved in 156 developed

and developing countries.

Science Education

-- Supported science education in the United States through a new program

called "Labs Are Vital," which helps to raise awareness of the

life-saving work clinical laboratory professionals provide in improving

health outcomes.

-- Launched pilot programs to enhance science education and worked closely

with teachers in several U.S. cities to promote science in the

classrooms. In 2008, Abbott aims to expand these programs across the

country.

Environment

-- Became the first FORTUNE 500 company to go "carbon neutral" with its

fleet of sales vehicles.

-- Improved operations to help protect the environment, including reducing

carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions with plans to reduce total emissions by

30 percent by 2011.

-- Continued to work towards 2010 goals to reduce water usage, waste,

employee injuries and commercial vehicle fleet accidents to help

generate the greatest environmental, health and safety benefits.

About Abbott's 2007 Global Citizenship Report

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