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Purdue Pharmaceuticals Donates Medical Supplies to Protect Poor Children From Infection

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 11:38am
Bio-Medicine.Org

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma, L.P., a privately held pharmaceutical company, donates vital medical antiseptic to Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization that helps poor children around the world.

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Purdue Pharma, L.P. has donated one freight container of Betadine® Microbicides solution which is used in the home as a cleanser to prevent skin infections from minor cuts and burns, as well as a pre-surgical cleanser in hospitals.  

The antiseptic is helpful in developing countries where Children International   works in which good hygienic conditions are difficult to maintain and infections are common. Physicians working in Children International's medical clinics in the slums and barrios of Chile and Honduras will use the antiseptic in the care of over 40,000 children.

Medical supplies such as Betadine® are routinely used in medical clinics and pharmacies by Children International

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