Drug companies are among the biggest givers of aid to tsunami victims.
Pfizer will donate $10 million to local and international relief organizations operating in the region. Pfizer will contribute approximately $25 million worth of the company’s healthcare products which includes the anti-infective products Zithromax, Zyvox and Diflucan.
Merck & Co. Inc. is giving $3 million in cash while Johnson & Johnson and Abbott Laboratories Inc. are each donating $2 million; each of the three are also sending drugs and other health care supplies to the region. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is donating $1 million in cash and $4 million in antibiotics and antifungal drugs. Roche Group and GlaxoSmithKline PLC were also planning to donate supplies and/or cash.
PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association) member companies have donated money, medicines and healthcare products and also matched employee donations to assist the tsunami survivors. See the list below for some of the efforts by these companies to aid the victims. This list will be updated daily as information becomes available to PhRMA about additional companies and their activities.