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America's Pharmaceutical Research Companies Donate $35 Million to Relief Efforts in Haiti; More Help Coming
Date:2/3/2010

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the need for health care assistance mounts after the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies continue to provide help.  So far, more than $35 million in medicines, medical supplies and cash have been committed to relief efforts – and that amount is still growing.  The total does not include the contributions of PhRMA member company employees and the many companies committed to matching the pledges of their workers.

PhRMA companies making donations include: Abbott, Amgen Inc., Astellas Pharma US, Inc., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Eisai Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly and Company, Lundbeck Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novo Nordisk Inc., Otsuka America, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P., sanofi-aventis U.S., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. and Talecris.

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