Navigation Links
Amgen Supports Assistance for Patients Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Date:11/1/2012

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen and the Amgen Foundation today announced that they will support nonprofit organizations providing medical relief and vital health services for patients affected by Hurricane Sandy. The contribution of $250,000 will support relief efforts, including $100,000 to Direct Relief International to advance its work with hundreds of clinics in the affected areas. The balance of donations will be disbursed to organizations that specifically support dialysis patients, for whom timely care is critical.

Amgen selects recipient organizations for their capacity and experience in responding to large-scale disaster relief efforts. Nonprofit partners like Direct Relief have proven their capacity to deliver aid over many decades in such times of crisis.

"This devastating storm has impacted the lives of millions of people on the East Coast," said Jean Lim Terra, president of the Amgen Foundation. "In this time of great need, we know it is essential that patients have continued access to vital medicines and treatments. It is our hope that our support, along with the generosity of other companies, will make a meaningful difference in patients' lives."

About Amgen

Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab to manufacturing plant to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives. To learn more about our pioneering science and vital medicines, visit www.amgen.com.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.

About the Amgen Foundation

The Amgen Foundation (www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html) seeks to advance science education; improve patient access to quality care; and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. Since 1991, the Foundation has made nearly $180 million in grants to local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways. It has also supported disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally.

CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Kristen Davis, 805-447-3008 (media)
Arvind Sood, 805-447-1060 (investors)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081015/AMGENLOGO)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Amgen
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Amgen To Present At The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference
2. Amgen To Present At The Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference
3. Amgen To Present At The Baird Healthcare Conference
4. Amgen Announces Termination Of Ganitumab Phase 3 Study For Futility In Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
5. Amgens Second Quarter 2012 Revenues Increased 13 Percent To $4.5 Billion And Adjusted Earnings Per Share (EPS) Increased 34 Percent To $1.83
6. Amgen Completes Acquisition of KAI Pharmaceuticals
7. Amgen Completes Acquisition of Mustafa Nevzat Pharmaceuticals
8. Amgen Announces Top-Line Results Of Phase 3 Sensipar®/Mimpara® EVOLVE™ Trial
9. Amgens BiTE® Antibody Blinatumomab (AMG 103) Achieved High Rate of Complete Response in Adult Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
10. Amgen To Provide Testimony At FDA Stakeholder Hearing On Biosimilars
11. Amgen to Present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/20/2017)... -- The Global PSA Oxygen Concentrators Industry 2017 ... analysis of the PSA Oxygen Concentrators market. From a basic ... and industry chain overview are all covered in the report. ... and investment return analysis of the PSA Oxygen Concentrators industry. ... Browse ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... 20, 2017  National Decision Support Company (NDSC) ... company,s CareSelect Imaging platform within the full range ... the technical foundation for MEDITECH sites, through a ... Clinical Decision Support Mechanism through the MEDITECH EHR. ... and support the integration of NDSC,s mechanism, which ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "South ... 2017 - 2022" report to their offering. ... South Korea Medical Tourism Market ... end of 2022 growing at a CAGR of around 15% from ... to factors such as technologically advanced treatments and medical procedures, pioneer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/20/2017)... , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... (414) 213-8818 , Orbita, Inc., a leading provider of innovative software for connected ... increasing patient engagement and optimizing care journey management for home healthcare. , ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ... as a marker that may predict response to a particular class of drugs, not ... cancer as well. The new findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... and check-in, a cloud-based self-service technology that runs on the Posiflex XT-series of ... No. 1076 during HIMSS17 in Orlando, Florida. The terminal provider Posiflex ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... collaborating to help health care providers better manage patient health risks, foster behavior change ... medication video library in the world, will present a demonstration of its video capability ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Today, Biscom , the ... the first IoT device from Biscom designed to deliver confidential patient information securely ... at HIMSS17 and will be conducting demonstrations at Booth #374. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):