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Old 01-24-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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I hear so much about the relief efforts going on in Haiti - food, water, doctors, etc. The one thing I HAVEN'T heard is what, if anything, have the many pharmaceuticals here in RTP done. Have they donated any antibiotics or painkillers? I would think if they had, we'd have certainly heard about it. Or, is there something specific preventing them from doing so?

Just wondering....
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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GlaxoSmithKline has. I have more respect for the companies if they feel the need to crow about it locally:

GSK contributes to Haiti relief efforts (http://www.gsk.com/media/pressreleases/2010/2010_us_pressrelease_10005.htm - broken link)
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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Bayer has dropped a significant amount of meds into the Dominican Republic for distribution via the Red Cross as needed.
They are also matching employee contributions, dollar for dollar, to a cap, to put towards long term recovery.
Of course, the presence in RTP is Bayer Crop Science, but that is what the parent corporation is doing, to my knowledge.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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Then why on Earth doesn't the N&O publish this? I think it's wonderful, and it involves so many employees here in the Triangle.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Sometimes charity is for the sake of good works, not for publicity?
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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Very true. But sometimes its very nice to know what small part we play in the bigger scheme of things. And I really wouldn't call it "publicity", but community "reporting".
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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I think the N&O has seen some big staff cuts in recent months and their ability to extend resources to cover human interests stories outside of what they can pull off the AP wire is very limited.

Glad to hear local businesses are chipping in.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Whoops. I meant if they do NOT feel the need to crow about it locally.

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GlaxoSmithKline has. I have more respect for the companies if they feel the need to crow about it locally:

GSK contributes to Haiti relief efforts (http://www.gsk.com/media/pressreleases/2010/2010_us_pressrelease_10005.htm - broken link)
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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Sometimes charity is for the sake of good works, not for publicity?
+1. unless it serves a purpose (for example, letting people know that the company is matching dollar-for-dollar), publicising this stuff often seems......tacky (at least to me0.

Mike
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