Pharmaceutical Firm Donates To Stamford's AmeriCares Philippines Effort

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Stamford's AmeriCares has provided millions in aid to the Philippines since a typhoon hit the island nation in November. Photo Credit: AmeriCares photo by Matthew McDermott

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Pharmaceutical company Mylan recently donated more than $3 million in medicine to help Stamford's AmeriCares relief effort in the Philippines. 

The much needed medicines will help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan who are suffering with infections, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.The donation is the Pittsburgh-based global pharmaceutical company Mylan's largest emergency donation to AmeriCares to date, representatives said. 

“After major disasters it can takes months before essential medicines are available in the most devastated communities,” Kate Sears, AmeriCares senior vice president of emergency response, said in a press release. “With help from dedicated partners like Mylan we are ensuring survivors have access to chronic care medicines that can prevent further tragedy.”

Mylan representatives said the company has supported AmeriCares aid deliveries worldwide since 1991.

“Mylan, one of the world’s largest generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, is very pleased to support AmeriCares relief effort in the Philippines," Heather Bresch, Mylan chief executive officer, said in the release. "Our mission to provide the world’s 7 billion people with access to high quality medicine is aligned with AmeriCares ongoing efforts to expand access to medicine through distribution to communities in need.”

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