Pharma Firms Continue to Supply Aid to Quake-Stricken Japan

15 March 2011 (Last Updated March 15th, 2011 18:30)

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to provide aid and support for victims of the tsunami and 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan last week. Abbott is providing $3m through its philanthropic foundation, the Abbott Fund, to support immediate relief efforts. The donation will

Pharmaceutical companies are continuing to provide aid and support for victims of the tsunami and 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan last week.

Abbott is providing $3m through its philanthropic foundation, the Abbott Fund, to support immediate relief efforts. The donation will be provided to the Japanese Red Cross through the American Red Cross and AmeriCares.

US-based biotechnology firm Amgen has donated $1m to Japanese disaster relief efforts, distributing funds to Direct Relief International and International Medical Corps.

The donations hope to bring basic needs and vital health services to those in dire need.