Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
May 27, 2004
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
San Diego's Idun Pharmaceuticals First Recipient Of Boxer Health Care Champion Award
"I am pleased to present Idun Pharmaceuticals with my Health Care Champion Award," Boxer said. "Because of its groundbreaking work in life sciences and the comprehensive healthcare coverage that it offers its employees, Idun Pharmaceuticals is doubly deserving of this recognition."
Idun Pharmaceuticals works to develop treatments for liver disease, central nervous system diseases, cancer, heart disease and asthma.
"I would like to thank Senator Boxer for her continuing efforts in support of quality health care. I am honored to accept the Health Care Champion Award from Senator Boxer on behalf of Idun Pharmaceuticals," added Dr. Mento. "Health care is our business. Today that is reflected by our commitment to provide comprehensive healthcare coverage to our employees. In the future, it is our hope that the drugs we are developing will provide new medicines to help treat patients with liver disease, asthma and cancer."
Senator Boxer created her Health Care Champion Award to recognize individuals, companies, and organizations for exceptional work in providing health care to Californians.