Duchesnay takes an ecological step with a new presentation of its prescription prenatal vitamins PregVit folic 5(R) and PregVit(R)

    LAVAL, July 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Duchesnay, the only Canadian pharmaceutical
company dedicated to the health of pregnant women and their unborn children,
is proud to take a new step to protect the environment in which these children
will grow.
    While respecting its priorities and its commitment toward the mother and
her child, Duchesnay has redesigned the presentation of its PregVit folic 5(R)
and PregVit(R) prescription prenatal multivitamins and reduced the volume of
packaging by 60%. PregVit folic 5(R) and PregVit(R) new 30-day packs now
contain two blister cards instead of five, which allows for a box half of its
current size. The number of tablets remains the same, i.e. 30 pink (a.m.)
tablets to be taken daily in the morning and 30 blue (p.m.) tablets to be
taken in the evening. In addition to improving patients' compliance, the
blister packaging helps to prevent accidental ingestion of large doses of iron
by toddlers, a leading cause of pediatric poisoning deaths for children
under 6.
    "We are happy to respond to suggestions that we received from women who
are taking our prenatal vitamins and who want to preserve the environment of
their unborn", stated Eric Gervais, Duchesnay's Executive Vice-President. "By
investing in a more eco-friendly package for its prenatal multivitamins,
Duchesnay is proudly contributing to the collective sustainable development
effort to ensure a greener planet for the coming generations".
    Again in response to requests expressed by a number of mothers-to-be who
wanted to have access to prenatal vitamin supplementation that would respect
their specific nutritional restrictions, Duchesnay has recently announced that
PregVit folic 5 and PregVit formulations are now certified Kosher and Halal,
and are also free of lactose, gliadin-gluten and tartrazine.

    About Duchesnay

    Based in Laval, Québec, Duchesnay is the first pharmaceutical company to
dedicate itself exclusively to pregnant women and their newborns, to ensure
that expecting women who require pharmacological treatments for pre-existing
or pregnancy-related diseases have access to proper counselling and to
medications that are proven safe for them and for their newborns.

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