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Neighbourhood Pharmacies tabs Bates as CEO

Neighbourhood Pharmacies tabs Bates as CEO

TORONTO — Justin Bates has been named as full-time chief executive officer at the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada. Neighbourhood Pharmacies announced the appointment on Monday. Bates became interim CEO of the association in May following the departure of Denise Carpenter. Bates joined Neighbourhood Pharmacies’ predecessor organization, the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS),

Canadian pharmacy group tabs interim leader

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has announced the promotion of Justin Bates to senior vice president and interim chief executive officer. The association’s board also said it would conduct a search for a permanent successor to president and CEO Denise Carpenter, who left the organization on May 24. Bates said

Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO Carpenter exits

Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO Carpenter exits

TORONTO — Denise Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, has left the organization. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said late Tuesday that Justin Bates, vice president of pharmacy affairs, will become senior vice president of pharmacy and CEO of the association on an interim basis. A search to recruit a permanent

In-store flu shots catch on in Canada

TORONTO — Canadians love getting their flu vaccinations at neighborhood pharmacies, according to research released by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies). Over 95% of those surveyed indicated they were “very satisfied” with the care they received; just 1% were “neither satisfied nor unsatisfied” with the experience. Canadians also appreciate the pharmacy flu

Neighbourhood Pharmacies enhances events

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) announced earlier this month significant improvements to its annual events program, as well as event ­highlights. The first major change to the events program occurs at the fall Executive Summit, October 28 to October 29, which will now host the association’s Strategic Appointments sessions. This

Neighbourhood Pharmacies introduces the Pharmacy Expo

Neighbourhood Pharmacies introduces the Pharmacy Expo

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada has enhanced its annual events program, including the launch of the Pharmacy Expo, an expansion of its major annual spring gathering. The Canadian retail pharmacy association said Tuesday that the Pharmacy Expo, to be held June 13 to 16, 2016, at the Enercare Centre Exhibition Place in

Opportunities for Rx growing in Canada

QUEBEC CITY — Collaboration is the key to unlocking business growth opportunities for neighborhood pharmacies, according to Denise Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada. She made her remarks at the organization’s 2015 annual conference here last month. “While it’s tempting to say that retail pharmacy is facing more

Neighbourhood Pharmacies elects board at annual conference

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, the nation’s chain drug store trade group, announced its board of directors for the coming year at its 2015 annual conference this week. Elected to the Neighbourhood Pharmacies board were Carmen Churcott, chief executive officer of Pharmasave Drugs (National), a new member to the board; Russell Cohen, executive vice president of

NPAC to hold Rx expo in Quebec City

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (NPAC) will introduce a new event at its annual conference next month in Quebec City. The last day of the conference, which will run from Monday, May 11, through Thursday, May 14, will feature the New Pharmacy Expo, a day dedicated to planning for business success, continuing

Canada’s Neighbourhood Pharmacies sets Annual Conference agenda

Canada’s Neighbourhood Pharmacies sets Annual Conference agenda

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) has announced the keynote speakers and agenda highlights for its Annual Conference next month. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said late Tuesday that the event, dubbed “Game Changers,” will be held May 11 to 14 in Quebec City and

Patients are big winners under Alberta’s new paradigm

TORONTO — “The ability of pharmacists in Alberta to be able to practice to the full extent of their capability has helped to make Alberta a leader in the provision of services supporting patient health,” according to Denise Carpenter, president of Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies). “Patients are better off as a result