MannKind Donates Afrezza® to Support People with Diabetes Impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) (TASE:MNKD) announced the company’s support for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico with a donation of Afrezza® (insulin human) inhalation power. The donation will be delivered via American Family Airlift (AFA), a relief organization established by Hector Hoyos and Dr. Cesar Sierra —two Puerto Rican natives passionate about helping those in need. Dedicated to gathering medical supplies and helping coordinate the airlift of these medical supplies to Puerto Rico, the AFA has partnered with a number of hospitals and organizations to assist with their relief efforts.  

“Puerto Rico has one of the highest percentages of adults with diabetes in the United States,” said Michael Castagna, Chief Executive Officer of MannKind Corporation. “It is our duty to help. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Maria, many of them with diabetes. With so many people unable to gain access to their medical supplies, having access to an inhaled insulin such as Afrezza, can provide support to adults living with diabetes in the affected communities.”

Available by prescription only, Afrezza is a rapid-acting inhaled insulin used to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes. This is the second donation, of Afrezza, MannKind has made over the past two months to help with relief efforts for recent hurricanes. For more information, including important safety information, on Afrezza, visit .  

“Recovering from a disaster, such as the one left behind by Hurricane Maria, is challenging,” said Castagna. “We hope that our support of people with diabetes will provide some relief on their long road to recovery, and we will continue to assess opportunities to assist people who, by circumstance, have no access to their supplies.”

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Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Thursday 12th October 2017

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