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21 Mar 2011

Japanese Pharma Association Opens Relief Headquarters for Quake Victims

The emergency relief headquarters will deliver ethical drugs to help the people affected by the earthquake.

The Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association has set up an emergency relief headquarters to help the people affected by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.


The association's president, Yasuchika Hasegawa, has vowed to deliver ethical drugs to the injured through healthcare personnel working on the site of the disaster. "Quake victims who require medication are especially at risk, and it is easy to imagine their anxieties about whether or not they could obtain the drugs they need. We will work closely with the government, obtain the cooperation of pharmaceutical wholesalers and deliver the drugs,” he added.


Japan is home to four major pharma companies — Astellas, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai and Ta

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