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Shopping Drug Mart enlists medical cannabis supplier Aurora

Shopping Drug Mart enlists medical cannabis supplier Aurora

EDMONTON, Alberta — Shoppers Drug Mart has expanded its access to medical marijuana products by entering a supply agreement with Aurora Cannabis Inc. Aurora said Tuesday that under the pact it will supply Shoppers Drug Mart with Aurora-branded medical cannabis products. The agreement is pending Health Canada’s approval of the pharmacy retailer’s application to be a

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.

Sanofi’s Fluzone High-Dose approved in Canada

Sanofi’s Fluzone High-Dose approved in Canada

TORONTO — Health Canada has approved Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine developed for adults age 65 and older. A trivalent vaccine, Fluzone High-Dose contains four times the amount of hemagglutinin (HA) per strain versus a standard dose vaccine and is administered as a single, 0.5 ml intramuscular injection. The higher-dose flu shot, which already has