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Sobeys National Pharmacy Group

Rx rewards nixed by Alberta court

EDMONTON, Alberta — An Alberta court has rebuffed Sobeys Inc.’s efforts to quash an Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) ban on loyalty rewards for prescription drug purchases. The Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a decision against the proposed ban last year. In that ruling, the court found no evidence of actual or potential harm to

Sobeys rejected in bid for Rx rewards in Alberta

Sobeys rejected in bid for Rx rewards in Alberta

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — A court in Alberta has closed the book on efforts by Sobeys Inc.’s to remove a ban on loyalty rewards for prescription drug purchases by the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP). The Canadian food and drug retailer said the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a decision against the ban last year

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

Loblaw decides to rejoin Canadian association

TORONTO — Loblaw Cos./Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM), Canada’s largest food and drug retailer, has rejoined the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada. The company’s return “is an important recognition of the benefits of association membership, our strategic plan and the work under way to innovate the pharmacy reimbursement model with emphasis on patient health outcomes,” stated

Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO Carpenter exits

Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO Carpenter exits

TORONTO — Denise Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, has left the organization. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said late Tuesday that Justin Bates, vice president of pharmacy affairs, will become senior vice president of pharmacy and CEO of the association on an interim basis. A search to recruit a permanent

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