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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

Lovell Drugs enlists Maricann to supply medicinal cannabis

Lovell Drugs enlists Maricann to supply medicinal cannabis

TORONTO — Ontario pharmacy chain Lovell Drugs has signed a letter of intent with Maricann Group Inc. to be its exclusive supplier of medicinal cannabis. Under the planned four-year pact, the companies would work together to develop processes to facilitate the distribution and sale of Maricann’s medicinal cannabis to patients through Lovell Drugs retail pharmacies,

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

Ontario Pharmacists Association appoints CEO

Ontario Pharmacists Association appoints CEO

TORONTO — The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) has named Andrew Gall as chief executive officer. OPA said late Monday that Gall is slated to take the reins as CEO on May 1. The association is Canada’s largest advocacy organization and professional development and drug information provider for pharmacists. “On behalf of the board of directors

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),

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

Ontario Pharmacists Association website spotlights Rx services

TORONTO — The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) has launched a website to highlight the many ways that pharmacists can help patients stay healthy — beyond filling prescriptions. OPA said Tuesday that at PharmacistsOfferMore.ca, developed in recognition of Pharmacist Awareness Month in March, Ontarians can get to know their local pharmacists and learn how they can become