Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Japanese pharmacos aid earthquake efforts

Several Japanese pharma companies have offered donations of both money and medical supplies to help with aid efforts following the Tohoku earthquake

Several Japanese pharma companies have offered donations of both money and medical supplies to help with aid efforts following the Tohoku earthquake.

The earthquake, which triggered tsunamis across Japan's eastern coastline, has killed at least 1,600 people, with thousands missing and many more left without homes.

Takeda Pharmaceutical has said it will donate 300m Japanese Yen (about £2.3m) to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the emergency relief fund. Donations of pharmaceutical products have also been offered by the Osaka-based company.

Daiichi Sankyo also announced it would make a donation to the Japanese Red Cross worth 100m Japanese Yen (about £760,000), as well as implementing a programme to match donations made by its employees. The company also said it is looking to donate medical supplies to affected areas.

Other companies to offer donations to the Japanese Red Cross include Astellas (100m Japanese Yen); Chugai Pharmaceutical (100m Japanese Yen); and Eisai (200m Japanese Yen – about £1.5m).

Eisai also said it is to establish a crisis centre in the Tohoku region to help implement ongoing support in the affected areas.

To donate to the fund, visit the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

14th March 2011

Share

Featured jobs

Subscribe to our email news alerts

PMHub

Add my company
Attigo (part of the Mednet Group)

We are socially intuitive. Attigo deliver inspiring creative healthcare communications, whilst leading the way as partner of choice for socially-conscious...

Latest intelligence

patients
Retaining reader value in plain language summaries of clinical studies
Balancing the risk of misinterpretation with the public’s ability to understand simplified plain-language summaries...
Can we talk about the ego-bias and chemicals influencing your target audience’s behaviour?
Over the Summer, the Page & Page team became fascinated by two books on this very subject. Two books from one author, Dean Burnett, an eminent neuroscientist, lecturing at Cardiff...
Paris
Making Europe a leader in bioscience: boosting trust and opening minds
A vision of Paris as Europe's leading hub for life sciences innovation...

Infographics