Pharmascience top donor of medicines in 2008

    MONTREAL, April 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Partners International of Canada
is grateful to Pharmascience for being their top donor of medicines in 2008.
    The Montreal-based drug company donated more than $7 million in a wide
array of primary care medicines for HPIC's medical aid programs in more than
60 countries. In addition, Pharmascience provided financial support to help
the Canadian medical aid agency run their operations.
    "We are so grateful to Pharmascience for their longstanding commitment to
help HPIC improve access to medicine and health care in the developing world,"
said Glen Shepherd, President of HPIC. "Pharmascience's support has been
growing since the beginning of their partnership with us in 1995. They provide
quality medicines that meet needs on the ground."
    Due to the generosity of Pharmascience and the wide assortment of their
donated products, Pharmascience medicines were used across all of HPIC's
programs, including Physician and Dental Travel Packs for Canadian healthcare
professionals going on volunteer trips, bulk shipments for community health
projects with NGO partners in the developing world, and emergency relief
shipments to help earthquake survivors in China, those living in the aftermath
of a cyclone in Myanmar and people infected with cholera in Zimbabwe.
    Thousands of children and adults suffering from infections, pain,
diabetes, arthritis, and ulcers received relief thanks to Pharmascience's
    "Our commitment to 'creating the difference' is ensuring that our
medicines are assisting people and communities at risk in the developing
world," said David Goodman, CEO of Pharmascience. "Pharmascience and our
employees are proud of the opportunity to partner with HPIC in such a
meaningful manner."
    Health Partners International of Canada is a medical aid organization
dedicated to improving access to health care and medicine in the developing
world. Since 1990, HPIC has provided more than $285 million of medical aid to
116 countries.

    Pharmascience is a Montreal-based Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company
specializing in the development and commercialization of a wide range of
quality generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter, hospital and innovative
medicines. The company employs over 1,200 highly-skilled individuals. Ranked
the 4th largest pharmaceutical in Canada in number of prescriptions, the
company sells its products in over 60 countries the world over. Pharmascience
creates the difference by investing in community and charitable activities, as
well as in applied scientific research- enhancing the health and well-being of
citizens worldwide. For more information please refer to our website at

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