SAMTFORD, Conn. — A nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization has recognized a drug maker for its commitment to aiding disaster survivors and increasing access to health care around the world.
AmeriCares gave its Power of Partnership award to GlaxoSmithKline at the Healthcare Distribution Management Association's Business and Leadership Conference in San Antonio on June 11. AmeriCares said it has partnered with GSK since 1989 to provide more than $168 million worth of medicines to people in need in 120 countries.
"GSK is one of our top donors, in both the quantity and quality of the aid they donate," AmeriCares president and CEO Curt Welling said. "By offering our medical experts a choice of medicines, GSK meets some of the most pressing health needs in the world and helps us make a profound difference in the lives of those who need assistance most."