Photo: Lieutenant Junior Grade Juan Pablo Vielma, United States Navy.
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) departs Naval Station Norfolk on the afternoon of Friday, September 29, marking the beginning of it’s journey to Puerto Rico.
In the meantime, the company said it is working with the Food and Drug Administration to import some products from Baxter facilities in Ireland and Australia to help support its product supply in the U.S.
Baxter said, however, that this measure won’t completely offset the supply shortfall. The company said it is working to ramp up production in storm-battered Puerto Rico in the coming weeks.
The company said it is also taking a number of measures to help support its employees in Puerto Rico as well as the local community.
Baxter shares were little moved in extended trading.