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WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. Names Wendy Shusko as New Chief Operating Officer

BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation, a growing North American-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, today announced that Wendy Shusko has been named Chief Operating Officer. Formerly, Ms. Shusko held the position of Chief Financial Officer, having joined the company in early 2000. In her new role as COO, Ms. Shusko will maintain financial responsibilities while broadening her areas of oversight to operations with an initial focus on the newly acquired consumer brands product line.

"WellSpring has been successful in the relaunch of older niche prescription products. We now have the opportunity to show equal success with our new niche consumer products portfolio," said Ms. Shusko. "I am looking forward to the challenge and am pleased to be able to take part in WellSpring's continued growth."

Ms. Shusko has over twenty years' experience of combined financial and operational experience with sixteen of those years in the pharmaceutical industry. From 1992 until joining the WellSpring team, Ms. Shusko worked in various management and financial capacities for Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation, an international, multi-faceted pharmaceutical company, including Director of Finance and Financial Operations.

"WellSpring's success thus far can be attributed to driven efforts toward a common vision. I am now asking Ms. Shusko to apply her experience and skills to operations with the anticipation that we will continue that trend in the years to come," said Dr. Robert A. Vukovich, WellSpring's CEO and Chairman.

About the Company

WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp has made the development, marketing and sales of new and novel prescription and OTC drug products its strategic focus. WellSpring's prescription drug products include Dyrenium (R) (diuretic) and Dibenzyline (R) (anti-hypertension) which are marketed in the US. The firm is an active acquirer of pharmaceutical brands and enhances their value through the development of product improvements and line extensions.

WellSpring is a privately held pharmaceutical company founded in 1999 by Dr. Robert A. Vukovich, the firm's CEO and Chairman. Dr. Vukovich previously founded and managed Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation of Eatontown, NJ until its acquisition by Shire Pharmaceutical Group in 1999. WellSpring owns and operates an FDA approved manufacturing plant in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Its administrative headquarters are located in Bradenton, Florida. The firm provides contract manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical industry and manufactures prescription and OTC drug products for both the US and Canada.

Contact: Dr. Robert A. Vukovich, +1-941-552-7880, or +1-941-504-1229, or Wendy Shusko, +1-941-552-7881.

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