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Shoppers Drug Mart buys physical therapy provider

Shoppers Drug Mart buys physical therapy provider

BRAMPTON, Ontario —  Shoppers Drug Mart has agreed to acquire Lifemark Health Group, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, for $845 million (Canadian). Lifemark is the leading provider of outpatient physical therapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services through its more than 300 clinics across Canada. The acquisition

Shoppers Drug Mart to host COVID vaccine clinics for children

Shoppers Drug Mart to host COVID vaccine clinics for children

TORONTO —  As families prepare for the upcoming March school break, as well as the easing restrictions throughout the province, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies are doing everything they can to make access to vaccinations easier. Pharmacies at select Shoppers locations will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 from 10am-6pm on Saturday March 5, where

Canadian drug chains are a bulwark against COVID-19

Canadian drug chains are a bulwark against COVID-19

TORONTO — After more than a year of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s retail pharmacy industry has proven its ability to serve as a front line of defense in combating the disease. The industry has surmounted multiple challenges as it has striven to protect Canadians, but the struggle is probably not over: Canada’s chief public

Shoppers Drug Mart launches rapid COVID-19 screening programs

Shoppers Drug Mart launches rapid COVID-19 screening programs

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart announced this week COVID-19 antigen screening options for employers in Manitoba who want a quick and convenient tool to more safely operate or reopen their businesses. Rapid antigen tests can provide results within 15-20 minutes, giving workplaces additional and readily accessible information to help keep their employees safe. “Getting through this

Shoppers Drug Mart marks historic COVID milestone

Shoppers Drug Mart marks historic COVID milestone

TORONTO — Today, Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacies in Real Canadian Superstore locations in Alberta delivered the first COVID-19 vaccines in community pharmacies, marking a milestone in the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Pharmacies throughout Alberta started administering the Pfizer vaccine to residents over the age of 75. “Pharmacists are among

Loblaw brings digital health care and support to Ontario with new app

Loblaw brings digital health care and support to Ontario with new app

BRAMPTON, Ontario – Loblaw Companies  announced on Monday the Ontario launch of the PC Health app, a new health and wellness app powered by League, the country’s leading health operating system (health OS) technology provider. First launched in Atlantic Canada in October, the app is designed to empower Canadians with convenient access to healthcare resources

LifeScan teams with Shoppers Drug Mart to launch digital diabetes program

LifeScan teams with Shoppers Drug Mart to launch digital diabetes program

BURNABY, British Columbia — LifeScan, a world leader in blood glucose monitoring and maker of the iconic OneTouch brand,  announced a partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart to pilot the retailer’s first digital diabetes management program. The six-month pilot program aims to improve health outcomes by simplifying self-management for Canadians living with diabetes. Launching at 10 select Ontario

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

TORONTO — Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discussed recent developments at the company including the launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats with Chain Drug Review editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Woldt, in a video forum hosted by CDR and sister publication

Loblaw takes significant step toward digital health

Loblaw takes significant step toward digital health

TORONTO — Loblaw Companies announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Shoppers Drug Mart will invest $75 million in a minority stake in Maple Corporation, the leading virtual care provider in Canada. Maple is a thriving Canadian telemedicine provider that allows patients to connect online with a variety of healthcare professionals, including general practitioners, specialists

Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discusses recent developments at the company in this week’s Video Forum. The launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats, and the medical marijuana business are among the subjects covered.

SDM opens first managed walk-in clinic in Toronto

SDM opens first managed walk-in clinic in Toronto

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Shoppers Drug Mart announced the opening of its first managed medical clinic in Toronto on Wednesday.  Owned and operated by Shoppers Drug Mart, the Health Clinic by Shoppers is a primary-care and family practice clinic, providing  patients with convenient, one-stop access to medical services and trusted advice. Located at Lawrence Ave. and

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