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1 dpavlin 1.1 <div align="Center"><b>PLIVA's solutions are safe</b><br>
2     <br>
3     <u>PLIVA held a press conference following the sudden deaths of patients
4     who were dialysed in hospitals<br>
5     </u></div>
6     <i><br>
7     Zagreb, 14 October 2001</i><br>
8     <br>
9     As the leading pharmaceutical company in the region, PLIVA has received with
10     great concern the news about the sudden deaths of patients who were dialysed
11     in hospitals.<br>
12     <br>
13     Upon receiving the information, PLIVA has, in cooperation with the Ministry
14     of Health of the Republic of Croatia, undertaken all necessary precautions
15     and has started a broad-scale analysis of all the elements of this tragic
16     situation. Our first and foremost concern in doing so is to protect patients
17     and determine all the facts.<br>
18     PLIVA immediately established a crisis centre and is in ongoing contact with
19     the Ministry of Health.<br>
20     <br>
21     PLIVA is a manufacturer of solutions used for hemodialysis treatment. Yesterday
22     and today we have analysed these solutions and the results rule out the possibility
23     of these solutions being the cause of the deaths.<br>
24     <br>
25     Apart from manufacturing solutions, PLIVA imports dialysers produced by the
26     US company <a href="http://www.baxter.com">Baxter</a>
27     . Baxter is one of the two leading dialyser manufacturers in the world. PLIVA
28     has been cooperating with Baxter for 12 years and during that time there
29     have never been any difficulties. Baxter delivers the dialysers to PLIVA
30     in unit packages with quality certificates. It delivers 180000 dialysers
31     to PLIVA annually. PLIVA has immediately requested Baxter&#8217;s experts to arrive
32     and they are expected in Zagreb today.<br>
33     <br>
34     PLIVA is actively participating in solving this crisis, which it is taking
35     very seriously, and in its further activities PLIVA will insist on having
36     all the circumstances of these tragic events determined and will cooperate
37     closely with all the relevant institutions.<br>
38     <br>
39     <div align="Center">#########<br>
40     </div>
41     <br>
42     For additional information, please contact:<br>
43     <br>
44     Dubravko Merlic<br>
45     Corporate Communications<br>
46     Director<br>
47     Tel.: ++385 1 6120 852<br>
48     Fax: ++385 1 6160 358<br>
49     E-mail: <a href="mailto:Dubravko.Merlic@pliva.hr">Dubravko.Merlic@pliva.hr</a>
50     <br>
51     <br>

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