Partner in Profile:

In its 25 years as an AmeriCares partner, Purdue Pharma has helped to improve health and save lives in 92 countries. In addition to donating cash and medicines for disasters in Haiti, Chile, Myanmar, Japan and elsewhere, it also helps sustain ongoing aid programs that bring care and medicines to the underserved every day.

One of the programs Purdue Pharma supports is AmeriCares emergency pharmacy, a stock of medical supplies that’s ready to ship at a moment’s notice when disaster strikes. Purdue Pharma consistently fulfills AmeriCares requests to stock our emergency pharmacy with much needed products such as Betadine, an antiseptic solution which helps treat and prevent deadly infections. Because of supporters like Purdue Pharma, AmeriCares medical aid arrives quickly during emergencies, saving more lives in crisis conditions.

“We are pleased to support AmeriCares efforts to provide health care services and aid the victims of disasters here and around the world,” said Russ Gasdia, vice president of sales and marketing at Purdue. “Their work has been of vital importance in helping to alleviate suffering around the world.”

Since 1986, Purdue Pharma has donated over $115 million in cash and products to AmeriCares, demonstrating its longstanding commitment to improved health worldwide.

“Purdue Pharma is an ideal partner,” said Geoff Kneisel, AmeriCares vice president of corporate relations. “It supports AmeriCares in every aspect of our work, donating product in times of emergency and throughout the year, and providing cash grants to support our relief efforts here at home in the U.S. and overseas.”

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