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London Drugs to hold Healthy Heart Clinics

London Drugs to hold Healthy Heart Clinics

RICHMOND, British Columbia — Next week, London Drugs plans to launch Healthy Heart Clinics at most of its stores to raise public awareness about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The western Canada drug chain said the Healthy Heart Clinic screenings, done in recognition of Heart Month, will be held Feb. 6 to March 23

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

Shoppers Drug Mart eyes dispensing of medical marijuana

Shoppers Drug Mart eyes dispensing of medical marijuana

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has confirmed media reports that it’s proceeding with plans to provide medical marijuana to patients, with guidance from a pharmacist. Canada’s largest drug chain, part of Loblaw Cos., has applied to become a licensed producer of medical marijuana strictly for the purposes of distributing it, according to spokeswoman Tammy Smitham.

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs is spotlighting its pharmacies as a convenient place for Canadians to get a flu shot. The western Canada drug chain said the 2016-17 seasonal flu vaccine is available at all of its 78 stores. Patients can book appointments online or call a London Drugs pharmacy. All locations also offer

London Drugs introduces loyalty plan

London Drugs introduces loyalty plan

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs has launched its first-ever loyalty program, called LDExtras. The Canadian drug chains said LDExtras is the “most tailored program in retail involving experiences and savings.” When customers visit London Drugs, whether in-store or online, they will begin capturing rewards from customized offers on products and services customers routinely purchase

London Drugs launches its first loyalty program

London Drugs launches its first loyalty program

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs has delved into the customer rewards arena with the launch of its first-ever loyalty program. Called LDExtras, the rewards program comes after a successful 15-month pilot on Vancouver Island, the western Canada drug chain said Wednesday. Customers earn rewards, or “Extras,” by shopping and purchasing eligible products, called “Visits,”

London Drugs in tune with vinyl records trend

London Drugs in tune with vinyl records trend

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs isn’t just one of Canada’s top retail pharmacies; it’s also a leading destination for consumer electronics — including music and, increasingly, vinyl records. London Drugs said it has steadily expanded its vinyl record selection in stores to between 400 and 500 titles, and several hundred additional titles are available

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

McKesson Canada contributes to Alberta wildfire relief

McKesson Canada contributes to Alberta wildfire relief

MONTREAL — McKesson Canada is making a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross through the McKesson Foundation to aid victims of the wildfires in northern Alberta. The pharmacy retailer and distributor said this week that the McKesson Foundation also will match employee donations to wildfire relief efforts, up to a maximum of $2,500 per

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

Canadian drug chains mull medical marijuana

Canadian drug chains mull medical marijuana

Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs, two of Canada’s largest pharmacy chains, reportedly are considering selling medical marijuana. A published report by The Globe and Mail this week said Shoppers Drug Mart has made inquiries with medical marijuana suppliers. The article also reported that the drug chain, Canada’s largest with over 1,300 stores, has discussed