VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc.

June 21, 2016 08:00 ET

VANC Pharmaceuticals Receives Health Canada Approval for Van-Fer Tablets and Capsules

BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("VANC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NPH)(OTCQB:NUVPF), a pharmaceutical company focused on the Canadian generic drug and over-the-counter (the "OTC") markets, pleased to announce that it has received the approvals for Van-Fer tablets (NPN: 80070021) and capsules (NPN: 80070125). Van-Fer contains Ferrous Fumarate, an iron supplement indicated for the prevention and treatment of anemia and iron deficiencies.

The iron supplements market in Canada is estimated to be around $75 million per annum, based on IMS Health 2015 data. The iron supplements with provincial health care coverage constitutes approximately $20 million. Ferrous Fumarate is the largest molecule of this segment with sales of about $12 million.

"We are pleased to add another iron supplement (Van-Fer), which will be targeting provincial healthcare coverage. This is an important addition to our iron supplement portfolio along with Hema-Fer" said Arun Nayyar, CEO of VANC. "Van-Fer is a part of our ongoing efforts to develop a repertoire of iron supplement portfolio. We plan to add more of OTC products to our portfolio in near future".

On behalf of:

VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Eugene Beukman, Director and CFO

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