This excerpt taken from the ELN 20-F filed Feb 26, 2009.
Pervasive Patient Relevance
Our progress, goals and achievements are underscored by a deep commitment to creating, sustaining and growing the unique patient relevance of our therapies, science and relationships. In addition to the advancement of our products and clinical studies, this fundamental focus on patients is also evidenced by our collaborative research ventures, our patient assistance programs, our intellectual property estate enabling the advancement of innovation, and the widespread, patient-facing outreach of our employees in the communities in which we work and live.
Moving forward, we remain steadfastly committed to pursuing the strategic opportunities that have the best potential to deliver significant benefit to millions of patients around the world.