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Pharmacy groups hail expanded free Rx plan in Ontario

Pharmacy groups hail expanded free Rx plan in Ontario

TORONTO — Canadian pharmacy organizations lauded the Ontario government’s expansion of its OHIP+ free prescriptions plan to seniors in the province. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne yesterday announced that, starting Aug. 1, 2019, OHIP+ would make more than 4,400 prescription drugs available at no charge to people ages 65 and older. Previously, the program required seniors

Neighbourhood Pharmacies fills two key posts

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) announced two appointments this month — Sandra Hanna was named vice president of pharmacy affairs, and Aimee Sulliman was promoted to the role of senior vice president of public affairs. Hanna has over a decade of experience in community pharmacy as both a pharmacist and

Neighbourhood Pharmacies appoints pharmacy, public affairs execs

Neighbourhood Pharmacies appoints pharmacy, public affairs execs

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada has named Sandra Hanna as vice president of pharmacy affairs and Aimee Sulliman as senior vice president of public affairs. A pharmacist and co-owner of an independent pharmacy, Hanna is a sought-after adviser in the pharmacy industry, Neighbourhood Pharmacies said. In her new role at the association, she will work closely with members to

In Canada, pharmacy aims to bolster health care role

Heading into 2018, the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has become the acknowledged leader and advocate for our members across Canada. Our newly strengthened management team has a mandate focused on helping to shape health policy in the provinces and federally, providing new growth opportunities for members and mitigating the negative impact from

Canadian group picks Leger to be chairman

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has named Jeff Leger, executive vice president of pharmacy and health care at Loblaw Cos. and Shoppers Drug Mart, as the new chair of the association. “I am very pleased to take on this leadership role and to work with the staff and members of

Sobeys promotes pharmacy chief Vivek Sood to bigger role

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and chief executive

Veteran London Drugs exec honored

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) honored industry veterans John Tse and Jaiveer Singh during its chairman’s dinner event at the Pharmacy, Health and Beauty Expo 2017. Tse, a longtime London Drugs executive who left the company this year, received the Len Marks Pharmacy Advancement Award. Singh, chief executive officer of

London Drugs’ John Tse honored with pharmacy award

London Drugs’ John Tse honored with pharmacy award

TORONTO — Longtime London Drugs executive John Tse has been named the 2017 recipient of the Len Marks Pharmacy Advancement Award by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies). A 25-year Canadian retail pharmacy veteran, Tse has spent 10 years at London Drugs, which has 78 stores in western Canada, serving most recently vice president

Ontario’s free Rxs for kids: Would it happen here?

Ontario’s free Rxs for kids: Would it happen here?

The push to repeal the Affordable Care Act is again under way, with the House this week passing the latest iteration of the G.O.P.’s American Health Care Act in a close vote. Coverage of essential health benefits and pre-existing conditions are among the key ACA benefits in the crosshairs. Worse, millions of Americans could end

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. Ltd. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and CEO

Neighbourhood Pharmacies backs Rx workplace study

Neighbourhood Pharmacies backs Rx workplace study

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada and the British Columbia Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) are supporting research to assess the pharmacy workplace across several provinces. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said the study, by the EY National Health Care Team, is aimed at bringing more clarity to such factors as employment standards, training and prescription volume trends,

Ontario asks pharmacists to administer more vaccines

Ontario asks pharmacists to administer more vaccines

TORONTO — Continuing to expand pharmacies’ health care role, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will enable pharmacists to administer vaccines for 13 diseases in addition to seasonal influenza. Starting December 15, Ontario pharmacists can provide vaccinations for shingles (herpes zoster), chicken pox (varicella), hepatitis A and B, human papillomavirus (HPV), haemophilus influenzae

Ontario expands pharmacists’ vaccine authority

Ontario expands pharmacists’ vaccine authority

TORONTO — Continuing to expand pharmacies’ health care role, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will enable pharmacists to administer vaccines for 13 diseases in addition to seasonal influenza. The ministry said Thursday that, starting Dec. 15, Ontario pharmacists will be able to give customers vaccinations for shingles (herpes zoster), chicken pox (varicella),

Strategic plan mapped out by Neighbourhood Pharmacies

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has released its new 900 Day Strategic Plan, a mission statement for how the organization can advance the interests of its retail pharmacy members. The new plan represents not simply a change in focus but a renewal and enhancement of the organization’s strategic orientation, Neighbourhood

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