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CanniMed to source medical cannabis to Pharmasave

CanniMed to source medical cannabis to Pharmasave

EDMONTON and SASKATOON, Canada — Aurora Cannabis Inc. and CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. announced this week that CanniMed has entered into a Letter of Intent to become a preferred supplier of medical cannabis to Pharmasave. A member governed cooperative of more than 650 independently owned community pharmacies across the country, Pharmasave is one of Canada’s leading

Pharmasave stores in Alberta adopt PrescribeIT

Pharmasave stores in Alberta adopt PrescribeIT

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Two Pharmasave stores in Lethbridge are the first pharmacies in Alberta to participate in PrescribeIT, Canada’s recently launched electronic prescription platform. PrescribeIT allows prescribers to securely transmit a prescription from an electronic medical record (EMR) to the pharmacy management system at a patient’s pharmacy of choice. The platform was developed by

Pharmasave pharmacies in Alberta adopt PrescribeIT

Pharmasave pharmacies in Alberta adopt PrescribeIT

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Two Pharmasave stores in Lethbridge are the first pharmacies in Alberta to participate in PrescribeIT, Canada’s recently launched electronic prescription platform. PrescribeIT allows prescribers to securely transmit a prescription from an electronic medical record (EMR) to the pharmacy management system at a patient’s pharmacy of choice. The e-prescribing platform was developed by Canada

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Pharmasave helps customers quit smoking

Pharmasave helps customers quit smoking

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Pharmasave aims is educating customers on the health risks from smoking and highlighting its pharmacists as a source of support for people looking to quit smoking. “Regardless of how long a person has been smoking or using other forms of tobacco, Pharmasave pharmacists can help people become tobacco-free, improving their quality

Pharmasave spotlights pharmacists’ diabetes expertise

Pharmasave spotlights pharmacists’ diabetes expertise

LANGLEY, B.C. — Pharmasave is positioning itself as a care destination for people with diabetes or at risk for the disease. The pharmacy cooperative, with more than 600 stores across Canada, announced that Pharmasave pharmacists can serve as trusted advisers to help people living with diabetes better manage their condition and others understand their personal

Pharmasave tests clinical program

Pharmasave tests clinical program

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Thirteen Pharmasave Pacific Ltd. stores in British Columbia are piloting a clinical program to help diabetes patients better manage their condition. The Canadian pharmacy cooperative recently announced that the locations in the province are participating in a pharmacist-led clinical trial in which type 2 diabetes patients use a therapeutic nutrition program

Pharmasave in expansion mode

Pharmasave in expansion mode

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Pharmasave Drugs celebrated a major milestone last month with the opening of its 600th drug store. The store network spans nine provinces of Canada and will be supplemented by many more outlets now in the pipeline for 2017, according to Carmen Churcott, chief executive officer of Pharmasave National. “Since 1981, when

Peoples Drug Mart shuts down

Peoples Drug Mart shuts down

BURNABY, British Columbia — Peoples Drug Mart has ceased operations as a pharmacy group. The network’s independently owned 45 drug stores will operate under new banners, said Mark Dickson, who was Peoples’ interim chief executive officer. Dickson blamed the group’s demise after 41 years on the continued squeeze on pharmacy margins across Canada. Coping with

Pharmasave reaches the 600-store mark

Pharmasave reaches the 600-store mark

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Continuing its steady expansion, Pharmasave Drugs National Ltd. has reached a milestone with the opening of its 600th store. One of Canada’s largest pharmacy operations, Pharmasave has drug stores across nine provinces and said that “many more are in the pipeline for 2017.” Over the past two years, the Langley, British

Pharmasave plans new Ontario locations

Pharmasave plans new Ontario locations

MARKHAM, Ontario — Pharmasave Ontario Ltd. is fueling its steady expansion with new store openings early this year. Part of the Pharmasave Drugs National Ltd. cooperative, Pharmasave Ontario said Friday that seven new locations are planned for the first quarter, and several other stores are slated for late spring openings. New Pharmasave stores are opening

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