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AmerisourceBergen Foundation donates nearly 1M drug deactivation resources

BY DSN STAFF

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation recently announced that it has collaborated with more than 20 not-for-profit organizations in order to provide funding against the ongoing opioid epidemic.

The Valley Forge, Pa.-based company also has distributed nearly one million drug deactivation resources through its Safe Disposal Support Program in 44 states and 140 organizations across the United States.

“Our Foundation has strategically aligned itself to address today’s biggest health-related issues and concerns. The epidemic of opioid misuse is a complex, multifaceted problem — and one that demands action, attention and a collaborative approach,” Gina Clark, president of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, said. “I look forward to the next phase of our foundation’s work as we continue to identify partnerships aligned to our mission that will help maximize our impact and drive sustained change.”

In addition, the foundation has identified and developed opioid misuse and abuse initiatives, including the Opioid Research Grant Program, to redefine the best practices, advance innovative ideas from the nonprofits and help improve the well-being of various communities, the company said.

Recognizing the foundation’s efforts to support the opioid crisis, Eluna — formerly The Moyer Foundation — awarded AmerisourceBergen with its annual Corporate Partnership Award. The two organizations have worked together over the years to reach underserved youth who have been impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder and provide them with addiction prevention resources and support services, the companies said.

“We have been grateful for the continuous support of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation and their response and collaboration to address the needs of children affected by addiction,” Mary K. Fitzgerald, CEO of Eluna said. “With such a critical health issue facing our families and neighbors, the work of a dedicated organization like the AmerisourceBergen Foundation is not only appreciated, but necessary as nonprofits continue to care for those in need.”

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