January 21, 2010
For Immediate Release
Canadian Company Responds to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts with $2 Million of Much Needed Medicines
Toronto, ON - Apotex Inc, the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company, is working with the following relief organizations: World Vision, Feed the Children, and One X One. The company has provided close to $2 million worth of medicines to assist with the healthcare needs of the Haitian population.
The shipment of medicines included painkillers and antibiotics and is slated to leave this Saturday on an Air Canada flight. An earlier shipment left with a group of 10 doctors working for the relief organization "Feed the Children".
"Our employees and management wanted to help, and it was the right thing to do. We have a tradition of providing assistance around the globe when disasters occur" stated Mr. Jack Kay, President & COO of Apotex Inc.
Apotex, with close to 5,000 employees in Canada, is a top contributor to pharmaceutical R&D in Canada with planned expenditures of $2 billion over the next ten years. It produces 260 medicines which are exported to 115 countries.