Direct Relief fills orders of essential medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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Beyond Access: AAM’s Social Commitment and Partners

The Association for Accessible Medicines is dedicated to improved access to safe, quality and effective medicine. AAM’s commitment echoes that of our member companies. Generic and biosimilar drugmakers have active corporate social responsibility programs that you can learn more about here and here.

Partnering with Suppliers of Medication

Member companies stepped up right from the start of the global pandemic, donating millions of doses to the Strategic National Stockpile. (Read more about the pandemic response of the generic and biosimilars industry.)

AAM collaborates locally and nationally with organizations that share our values and commitment. We support the work of our associate members who are advancing community health.

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) provides long-term, community-based medical, preventive and development aid to communities around the globe affected by poverty and unequal access to health care. (Read our blog)


Direct Relief

Direct Relief provides patients at health centers and community clinics with affordable prescription medication. (Read our blog)


Dispensary of Hope

Dispensary of Hope collects and distributes pharmaceuticals to pharmacies and safety-net clinics to dispense to low-income, chronically ill patients. (Read our blog)


Operation Smile

Operation Smile is known for its cleft palate repairs for children in need, but its greater mission is to change lives and revolutionize how entire health systems deliver surgical care that requires safe and effective prescription medicines. (Read our blog)



Fighting Drug Abuse and Misuse

EVERFI | Prescription Drug Safety Network | CADCA

AAM is the founding member of the Prescription Drug Safety Network. Through a unique partnership with EVERFI, a leader in digital learning and prevention education solutions, AAM provided an initial investment that made it possible for every college student in the U.S. to take a prescription drug use, storage and disposal course free of charge. The drug safety program has now expanded to include K-12 schools, and the Network is supported by the generosity of funders across the nation.


Championing Female Leaders

Women in Health Policy, Powered by AAM

AAM powers Women in Health Policy (WiHP) because dynamic women leaders pioneered and continue to play a critical leadership role in the generic and biosimilars medicines industry. To further increase the number of women guiding our nation’s health care and amplify their professional advancement, WiHP provides opportunities for policy professionals from academia, government, industry and nonprofit organizations to share their cross-sector health care policy experience and expertise. This nonpartisan community prioritizes inclusion and diverse perspectives.


Promoting Health and Well-Being

AAM recognizes that the issue of health goes beyond access to medication. We support a number of innovative organizations that contribute to targeted determinants of health, including:

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global) is dedicated to addressing the growing public health threat of illegal online drug sellers through strategic efforts around the globe, concentrating its activities in research, education, internet commerce company voluntary actions, and policy and advocacy.


Capitol Hill Little League
AAM supports Capitol Hill Little League, which operates baseball and softball teams as well as a Challenger division team for players with special needs. The organization serves more than 500 children in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Central Union Mission

Central Union Mission is the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. It operates an emergency shelter, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions and operates a food and clothing distribution center. AAM staff volunteers at the mission, including annually assembling and donating health kits for residents.


Fight the Fakes

Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally affected and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health. It seeks to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide.


Healthcare Ready

Healthcare Ready (formerly Rx Response) helps to strengthen health care supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during and after disasters. As the convener of industry and government, it safeguards patient health by providing solutions to critical problems. It provides best practices for healthcare preparedness and response.


Hope for Henry

Hope for Henry This national social impact organization is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families. Its innovative approach improves adherence and health outcomes through quality-of-life and behavioral economic-based programming that entertains, reduces stress and empowers children to be active participants in their own care.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.


Partnership for Safe Medicines

Partnership for Safe Medicines is a group of organizations and individuals that have policies, procedures or programs to protect consumers from counterfeit or contraband medicines. Some partners participate in public education efforts to help educate consumers and professionals about counterfeit drugs.


Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise This nonprofit is building a national movement of parents, schools and community organizations engaged and empowered to recognize and address the mental health drivers of gun violence and mobilize for the passage of sensible state and national policy to prevent further tragedies.


So Others Might Eat

SOME (So Others Might Eat) Understanding that food security is essential to good health, AAM supports this interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital.


Taste of the South

Taste of the South This nonprofit organization raises over half a million dollars annually for health, education and social welfare charities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.



Maintaining a Code of Business Ethics

The practices discussed in AAM’s code of ethics represent behaviors our companies have been demonstrating for many years. And yet it is incumbent on us to declare to our patients and customers the values upon which our industry is based, and the ethical and business standards upon which we are committed to operating with other members of the health care ecosystem.

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