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March 17, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall celebrated on Friday the opening of its newest drug store at Northgate Centre.

EDMONTON, Alberta — Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall celebrated on Friday the opening of its newest drug store at Northgate Centre.

Attending the grand opening celebration was Paul Chidley, divisional VP of Rexall, Tony Caterina, councillor for the City of Edmonton, and Janice Sarich, MLA for Edmonton-Decore, as well as employees and members of the community. This marks the 24th Rexall location in the city of Edmonton.

January 29, 2014

Target plans to carry on its Canadian expansion this year with nine additional stores, the majority of which will open in Ontario, although the retailer plans to open single stores in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — Target plans to carry on its Canadian expansion this year with nine additional stores, the majority of which will open in Ontario, although the retailer plans to open single stores in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

 

 

December 2, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart celebrated, along with politicians and community members, the reopening of Shoppers Drug Mart stores in major flood-impacted zones in Alberta.

ALBERTA — Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart celebrated, along with politicians and community members, the reopening of Shoppers Drug Mart stores in major flood-impacted zones in Alberta.

Both events, held in High River and Mission, featured special guests, including municipal, provincial and federal leaders.

August 21, 2013

A new article published by researchers in Canada explains how expanding the kinds of services pharmacists can offer could improve patient care but also have various implications for physicians.

NEW YORK — A new article published by researchers in Canada explains how expanding the kinds of services pharmacists can offer could improve patient care, but also have various implications for physicians.

The article, published in the the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, CMAJ (subscription required), and reported by HealthDay News, came from University of Montreal researcher Cara Tannenbaum and the University of Alberta's Ross Tsuyuki.

June 24, 2013

Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix announced on Friday that it is supporting relief efforts to help those Alberta communities affected by the floods by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and working with local stores to ensure supplies and prescription medications are available to those in need.

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix announced on Friday that it is supporting relief efforts to help those Alberta communities affected by the floods by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and working with local stores to ensure supplies and prescription medications are available to those in need. 

June 24, 2013

Target has donated money for relief amid floods in western Canada that have displaced more than 100,000 people and resulted in three deaths.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target has donated money for relief amid floods in western Canada that have displaced more than 100,000 people and resulted in three deaths.

May 30, 2013

When does the double-edged sword of generic drug price reductions begin to cut the government agency or health system holding the sword?

That's the question many pharmacy leaders in Canada have for the provincial health system policy-makers who have embarked on a crusade to whack pharmacy reimbursement levels for many lower-cost generic medicines sold under the nation's publicly funded health system.

When does the double-edged sword of generic drug price reductions begin to cut the government agency or health system holding the sword?

That's the question many pharmacy leaders in Canada have for the provincial health system policy-makers who have embarked on a crusade to whack pharmacy reimbursement levels for many lower-cost generic medicines sold under the nation's publicly funded health system. The effort has drawn the ire of pharmacy advocates even as proponents in government and health policy circles tout its cost-saving benefits.

May 7, 2013

Target opened 22 of its stores in western Canada Tuesday and will open two more next Tuesday, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target is opening 22 of its stores in western Canada Tuesday and two more next Tuesday, the mass merchandise retailer said.

Target announced that it would soft open stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. Most of the stores will include pharmacies and in-store Starbucks. The chain plans to open 124 stores across Canada this year and opened 24 in Ontario in March.

April 11, 2013

The government of Canada's Alberta province will pay pharmacists $1 for each prescription filled as part of a one-year transition program for which it will spend $24 million, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — The government of Canada's Alberta province will pay pharmacists C$1 for each prescription filled as part of a one-year transition program for which it will spend $24 million, according to published reports.

March 14, 2013

A plan to significantly reduce generic drug prices in Alberta has drawn criticism from pharmacists in the Canadian province.

EDMONTON, Alberta — A plan to significantly reduce generic drug prices in Alberta has drawn criticism from pharmacists in the Canadian province.

The Alberta Pharmacists' Association said it was "shocked" in response to the provincial government's 2013 budget, which reduces generic drug prices from 35% to 18% of branded drug prices, effective May 1. Over the past two years, prices have been reduced from 75% to 35%, but the RxA said it supported the government in those cases.

August 8, 2012

The former Cromdale Hotel in Edmonton is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new Shoppers Drug Mart on the property, the Canadian retailer recently announced.

ALBERTA — The former Cromdale Hotel in Edmonton is being demolished to make way for the construction of a new Shoppers Drug Mart on the property, the Canadian retailer recently announced.

The demolition is expected to take just more than a month, and construction of the new store will begin in September.

May 23, 2012

Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to acquire 19 retail pharmacies and three central fill pharmacies located in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba from Paragon for about $75 million in cash.

TORONTO — Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to acquire 19 retail pharmacies and three central fill pharmacies located in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba from Paragon for about $75 million in cash.

The completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of Paragon's shareholders, acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange and certain other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in third quarter 2012.

January 27, 2012

Just a few weeks after unveiling the locations of its first 24 stores in Canada, Target released an expanded list of stores that will debut in 2013.

MINNEAPOLIS — Just a few weeks after unveiling the locations of its first 24 stores in Canada, Target released an expanded list of stores that will debut in 2013.

The stores listed included two in Alberta, two in British Columbia, 29 in Ontario and one in Saskatchewan. Additional details can be viewed here.

October 21, 2011

A study conducted by the University of Alberta found that women with Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

NEW YORK — A study conducted by the University of Alberta found that women with Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

October 3, 2011

Katz Group Canada on Monday announced the planned retirement Oct. 31 of Warren Jeffery, chief development officer and interim chief merchandising officer.

EDMONTON, Alberta — Katz Group Canada on Monday announced the planned retirement Oct. 31 of Warren Jeffery, chief development officer and interim chief merchandising officer.

“We thank Warren for his contributions and his leadership,” stated Andy Giancamilli, CEO of Katz Group Canada. “Warren has been at the helm of key organizational initiatives that have driven innovation in pharmacy care and improved medication compliance and has set a solid foundation for future organizational growth. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

November 18, 2010

The Jean Coutu Group may be only biding its time before making another go at...

CALGARY, Alberta — The Jean Coutu Group may be only biding its time before making another go at a pharmacy operation in the United States, the Calgary Herald reported Friday, citing Jean Coutu Group chairman Jean Coutu’s recently released autobiography, written in French.

 

According to the report, Coutu suggested that jettisoning the Eckerd headquarters led to the early demise of the Brooks-Eckerd deal because there “weren't enough key personnel to make the merger work.”

 

 

November 18, 2010

Adding pharmacists to a primary care team could help diabetics better manage associated risks, according...

NEW YORK — Adding pharmacists to a primary care team could help diabetics better manage associated risks, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta.

Among 153 hypertensive Type 2 diabetes patients studied, 82 who had advice from a pharmacist were more likely to reach blood pressure treatment targets recommended by the Canadian Diabetes Association.

October 26, 2010

Canada Safeway will be introducing four store-within-a-store Tim Hortons coffee outlets in December here and...

CALGARY, Alberta Canada Safeway will be introducing four store-within-a-store Tim Hortons coffee outlets in December here and across Western Canada, the Calgary Herald reported Wednesday morning. The new outlets mark a new partnership with Tim Hortons, a Canada Safeway spokeswoman told the Herald, and should not impede Canada Safeway’s existing partnership with rival Starbucks.

September 9, 2010

A small study conducted by Canadian researchers found factors that may link Type 2 diabetes...

WASHINGTON A small study conducted by Canadian researchers found factors that may link Type 2 diabetes with such cognitive impairments as dementia.

Older adults with diabetes who also have high blood pressure, walk slowly or lose their balance, or believe they’re in bad health, are more likely to have poorer cognitive functions than those without these problems, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada and published in the September issue of Neuropsychology