RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2011) - uniPHARM Wholesale Drugs is proud to announce that it has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for a fifth consecutive year.

This prestigious award recognizes excellence in Canadian business and is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, the National Post and Queen's School of Business.

This year's recipients are recognized for their actions and emphasis on performance and improving stakeholder value.

For uniPHARM, this year's award highlights the company's ability to transcend the challenges in the Canadian pharmacy landscape and evolve as a committed corporate citizen. Now in its third decade in business, uniPHARM has developed one of the most enviable corporate cultures in the country, operating as a partner and advocate of independent pharmacy.

uniPHARM is led by the guiding principle of supporting independent pharmacists and independent pharmacy. This has resulted in a unique business model that supports owners and operators of community-oriented pharmacies in retail settings.

According to uniPHARM CEO, Derek Desrosiers, "We are a company built on exceptional people, who work in the hearts of communities to offer the best in patient care. Recognition as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies speaks of our commitment to our customers, our employees, and the communities we serve."

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