Commonwealth Drugs & Medical Supplies Co. Ltd. to sell Jamieson natural supplements in The Bahamas



    Bahamians can buy natural supplements made by Canada's quality leader

    NASSAU, The Bahamas, March 22 /CNW/ - Jamieson Laboratories, Canada's
leading manufacturer of natural health products, and Ultra Pharm Caribbean
Ltd., one of the largest distributors of pharmaceutical and over-the-counter
products in the Caribbean and Central America, today announced they had
reached agreement with Commonwealth Drugs & Medical Supplies Co. Ltd. to
market Jamieson's industry-leading natural supplements in The Bahamas.
    Commonwealth Drugs, one of the largest suppliers of prescription
pharmaceuticals, OTC products, personal care and cosmetic items to hospitals,
clinics, pharmacies, doctors' offices and beauty salons in The Bahamas and the
Caribbean, has signed a five-year agreement to market Jamieson products in The
Bahamas, including its quality-leading vitamins and mineral products. Other
specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
    "For the last 85 years, Jamieson Laboratories has provided consumers with
innovative products of the highest quality, purity and safety and, since 1990,
Commonwealth Drugs has supplied its business partners with leading
pharmaceutical and OTC products from around the world," explained Bill Tyler,
Vice President, Sales, Jamieson Laboratories. "Together, Jamieson and
Commonwealth Drugs will afford Bahamians access to one of the most trusted and
advanced natural healthcare brands in the world."
    "Working with Commonwealth Drugs, we will finally be able to provide
Bahamians with something almost everyone else in the Caribbean has benefited
from for many years now - the highest-quality natural health products from
Jamieson," said Rajendra Maharajh, Managing Director, Ultra Pharm Caribbean
Ltd. "Caribbean consumers associate quality with products that are made in
Canada - and Jamieson natural supplements epitomize this."
    "Jamieson natural vitamins, minerals, concentrated food supplements,
herbs and botanical medicines are premium quality products that will
complement our existing OTC offerings very well," said Pedro Roberts III,
Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Drugs and Medical Supplies Co. Ltd. "Our
business partners and their consumers in The Bahamas are very excited about
the opportunity to use the high-quality Jamieson products that everyone in the
Caribbean has been talking about."

    About Commonwealth Drugs and Medical Supplies Co. Ltd.

    Established in 1990, Commonwealth Drugs and Medical Supplies Co. Ltd. is
one of the largest suppliers of prescription pharmaceuticals, OTC products,
personal care and cosmetic items to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, doctors'
offices and beauty salons in The Bahamas and the Caribbean. Representing more
than 40 major manufacturers from around the world, its 28 employees support a
network of more than 44 retail partners. For further information, please call
(242) 322-3256 or visit www.commonwealthdrugs.com.

    About Ultra Pharm Caribbean Ltd.

    Established in 1996, Ultra Pharm Caribbean Ltd. is one of the largest
distributors of industry-leading pharmaceutical and OTC products in the
Caribbean and Central America. Representing four major manufacturers from the
United States and Canada, its 40 employees support a network of more than 24
distributor and retail partners in more than 30 countries. For further
information, please call (868) 646-4276.

    About Jamieson Laboratories

    Established in 1922, Jamieson Laboratories is Canada's largest
manufacturer and distributor of advanced natural health care products.
Jamieson's state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratories are
located in Windsor, Ontario. The company is a world leader in the vitamin and
nutrition industry, exporting to more than 50 countries including the United
States, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore. For more information,
please visit the Jamieson Laboratories website at www.jamiesonvitamins.com or
call 1 (800) 265-5088.




For further information:

For further information: John B. Challinor II, APR, Director of
Communications, Jamieson Laboratories, (416) 960-0052, Ext. 4205,
jchallinor@jamiesonlabs.com; Stephanie Blok, Manager of Public Relations,
Jamieson Laboratories, (416) 960-0052, Ext. 2714, sblok@jamiesonlabs.com

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