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London Drugs program donates life-saving vaccines

London Drugs program donates life-saving vaccines

RICHMOND, British Columbia — During its 2016-17 flu season vaccination drive, London Drugs also will be helping to protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases. Through a partnership with I Boost Immunity (IBI), a Canada-based online immunization advocacy network, London Drugs will donate a life-saving vaccine to UNICEF Canada for every flu shot administered

London Drugs launches ‘Skin Checker’ clinics

London Drugs launches ‘Skin Checker’ clinics

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs has begun providing personal skin cancer screenings at select locations. The western Canada drug chain said that starting Wednesday, its patient care pharmacists (PCPs) are available for free, one-on-one skin check appointments at stores in its lower mainland market area, including in Vancouver, Langley, Burnaby, Surrey, White Rock, Richmond

Oral screenings offered at London Drugs

RICHMOND, British Columbia — In an effort to raise awareness about oral cancer, London Drugs began offering oral screening clinics at 15 stores in greater Vancouver, British Columbia. The screenings — held between April 25 and May 18 — follow a successful oral cancer screening pilot program that the company began in April 2015. During

London Drugs set to launch oral cancer screenings

London Drugs set to launch oral cancer screenings

RICHMOND, British Columbia — Next week, London Drugs plans to begin offering oral cancer screening clinics at 15 stores in metropolitan Vancouver, B.C. London Drugs said Thursday that the clinics will be offered between April 25 and May 18. They follow a successful oral cancer screening pilot that the western Canada drug chain started last

London Drugs, SDM weigh sale of medical marijuana

London Drugs, SDM weigh sale of medical marijuana

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — London Drugs vice president of pharmacy John Tse said the chain is exploring the idea of selling legal marijuana through its 79 pharmacies in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “When it gets classified as a legal product, Health Canada will most likely regulate it, because there are regulated producers as

Pharmacies are setting for cancer screening tech

Pharmacies are setting for cancer screening tech

Drug stores are showing their potential as sites for cancer screening technology, enhancing their value as a destination for preventive care. This month, medical device maker MedXHealth Corp. announced a mole-scanning pilot using its SIAscopy technology at 25 Alphega Pharmacies, part of the Walgreens Alliance Boots retail network, in the United Kingdom. MedX said the

London Drugs pilots oral cancer screenings

London Drugs pilots oral cancer screenings

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs has partnered with LED Dental Inc. in a pilot program to provide free oral cancer screenings. In the pilot, LED Dental is providing its VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System for screenings at 12 London Drugs pharmacies in the lower mainland area of British Columbia. The first screenings were