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Pharmaceutical Giants Win 2008 China Charity Awards

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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China's Ministry of Civil Affairs recently announced its 2008 China Charity Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals, enterprises and charity programs in 2008. The award represents the most prestigious in the country honoring corporate social responsibility. In the foreign company segment, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers Sanofi-Aventis, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Hualan Biological Engineering, Dupromise Medicine, Siemens and Canon China are among the winners. Following the Sichuan earthquake in May this year, Sanofi and Novartis each donated RMB 15 million ($2 million) in cash and medicine, while AstraZeneca allocated some RMB 14.6 million worth of donations, medicine and materials to support post-disaster reconstruction (PharmAsia News, May 19, 2008). (Click here for more - Chinese Language)

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