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Daniel Geiger, '82, and Comfort come to the aid of victims of Haitian earthquake


Dan GeigerDan "Dano" Geiger, '82 would like to share a recent story that appeared on his company's internal website. Dan was a Navy Corpsman and Pharmacy Technician in the Naval Reserves before and during college. Soon after graduating from Temple Pharmacy School, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1997 as a Lieutenant Commander. After a distinguished naval career, Dan was a Health Outcomes Research Manager with Pharmacia and Upjohn, an Information Systems Analyst at the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Federal Regional Account Manager with Sanofi-Aventis, and the last 4½ years as the National Federal Account Manager with Eisai Inc.


The following excerpts are quoted from the news article that appeared on the internal eisaiconnections.us website.


As individuals, countries and companies around the world raced to find fast and impactful ways to get help to victims of the Haitian earthquake in the days immediately following the disaster, Eisai quickly decided on a targeted approach. And we called on one of our own for help and advice. After all, Dan Geiger was clearly an ideal resource during this special time of need. First, as a National Strategic Accounts Manager at Eisai, Dan is responsible for our sales to the Department of Defense, as well as other federal agencies. Second, he is a retired Navy man who spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy serving as a hospital corpsman, a pharmacy technician and later an officer and a pharmacist, including a stint serving on the U.S. Navy Hospital shop the U.S.N.S. Comfort as its Chief of Pharmacy during the first Gulf War. ...


Now, just a little more than a week after being called upon to help, Dan received confirmation that the first of more than 85,000 doses of Fragmin® (dalteparin sodium injection), Eisai's critical drug to prevent life-threatening clots during and after surgeries, is on its way to the U.S.N.S. Comfort. ...


"The Navy told me tht they were thrilled with our approach," Dan adds. "Too often inthese kinds of situations, medicines go directly to the mainland and fall victim to black market practices, never reaching those who need the supplies the most. By going directly to the Comfort, Eisai's medicine will definitely get to the people who need it."


U.S.N.S. Comfort


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