Rx&D Welcomes its Newest Member: Sepracor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

OTTAWA, April 18 /CNW/ - Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) President, Russell Williams, is pleased to welcome a new member to the association representing the innovative pharmaceutical industry in Canada.

Sepracor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sepracor), based in Mississauga, Ontario, has joined Rx&D as a full member.

Sepracor, a division of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., is dedicated to the commercialization of prescription pharmaceutical products in Canada with a specific focus in the cardiovascular and central nervous system disease areas.

"We are pleased to be joining Rx&D. The values and interests of the association reflect those of companies like ours, and Sepracor is excited to be part of this industry association," said Douglas Reynolds, Sepracor's President.

"The value and benefits of becoming an Rx&D member company are clearly being recognized by a growing list of companies in Canada's life sciences sector. We look forward to working with Sepracor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as we continue to build the capacity of the life science sector in Canada," said Rx&D President Russell Williams.

About Rx&D

Rx&D is the association of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of Canadians through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines. Our community represents 15,000 men and women working for 50 member companies and invests more than $1 billion in research and development each year to fuel Canada's knowledge-based economy. Guided by our Code of Ethical Practices, our membership is committed to working in partnership with governments, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

SOURCE CANADA'S RESEARCH-BASED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES (RX

For further information:

Mike Murphy, Communications
Telephone: 613-236-0455
E-mail: mmurphy@canadapharma.org

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