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Updated Abbott Statement: To Help Respond to Growing Health Crisis, Abbott Increases Aid to $2.5 Million for Haiti Relief and Recovery Efforts
Date:1/18/2010

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Working directly with humanitarian partners to help address the growing health care crisis, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is expanding its support for relief efforts in Haiti.  The company will provide $2.5 million in grant funding and donations of critical pharmaceutical and nutritional products to humanitarian aid organizations.  

An initial quantity of Abbott pharmaceutical and nutritional products are already in use in several locations in Haiti as a result of prior work with Direct Relief International to strategically pre-position essential health care products in preparation for potential natural disasters.  These products include antibiotics, rehydration solutions and additional nutritional products that are in critical need following the earthquake in Haiti.  Abbott will continue to work with relief partners to assess and respond to ongoing needs for longer-term recovery efforts.

Video of Abbott products being packed by Direct Relief International for use in Haiti is available at http://agendanyc.com/clients/abbott/preparedness.htm.  Shot in mid-2009, this footage highlights ongoing efforts to pre-position aid.

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