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August 29, 2013

New mothers and obese people, two groups not typically regarded as risk groups, were found to have a higher risk of death and other severe outcomes from influenza, according to a global study sponsored by the World Health Organization that was released Tuesday.

HAMILTON, Ontario — New mothers and obese people, two groups not typically regarded as risk groups, were found to have a higher risk of death and other severe outcomes from influenza, according to a global study sponsored by the World Health Organization that was released Tuesday.

August 29, 2013

Better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and more apt to be physically active than their less-educated peers. They also are more inclined to make healthy changes and adhere to them, according to a new study in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

WASHINGTON — Better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and more apt to be physically active than their less-educated peers. They also are more inclined to make healthy changes and adhere to them, according to a new study in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

August 8, 2013

Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

August 6, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has announced the launch of MyRexall, providing its customers with the ability to view and print their personal medication records online at Rexall.ca.

MISSISSAU, Ontario — Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has announced the launch of MyRexall, providing its customers with the ability to view and print their personal medication records online at Rexall.ca.

"MyRexall reinforces our commitment to making it easy for Canadians to feel good about their health," stated Frank Scorpiniti, CEO of Rexall Pharma Plus. "MyRexall offers Canadians a simple way to manage and view their medication records online."

August 1, 2013

A new app allows patients to communicate through audio and video with their pharmacies using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario — A new app allows patients to communicate through audio and video with their pharmacies using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Face to FaceRx announced the launch of its Prescriptions Mobile App, which also allows patients to send the prescriptions directly to a call center where it will be input directly into the pharmacy's system for immediate dispensing.

July 25, 2013

Loblaw Cos., which recently announced plans to acquire Shoppers Drug Mart, posted a 2% increase in second-quarter revenue and a 1.1% lift in same-store sales as its drug store sales fell flat for the period.

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos., which recently announced plans to acquire Shoppers Drug Mart, posted a 2% increase in second-quarter revenue and a 1.1% lift in same-store sales as its drug store sales fell flat for the period.

Revenue for the quarter totaled C$7.5 billion, up 2% compared with the year-ago period. Retail sales increased 1.9% to C$7.37 billion.

July 24, 2013

Canadian regulators have approved two drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline for treating skin cancer.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Canadian regulators have approved two drugs made by GlaxoSmithKline for treating skin cancer, GSK said Wednesday.

The drug maker announced Health Canada's approval of Tafinlar (dabrafenib mesylate) and Mekinist (trametinib) in patients with melanoma that can't be removed by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body.

July 9, 2013

Canadian pharmacy chain The Jean Coutu Group, which operates a network of 407 franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario, reported a drop in net income in its first quarter, largely due to much smaller gains from the sale of Rite Aid shares versus the year-earlier period, the company stated.

LONGUEUIL — Canadian pharmacy chain The Jean Coutu Group, which operates a network of 407 franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario, reported a drop in net income in its first quarter, largely due to much smaller gains from the sale of Rite Aid shares versus the year-earlier period, the company stated.

June 27, 2013

An athletic team consisting entirely of people with diabetes will take part in several professional competitions and speaking events in Canada.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — An athletic team consisting entirely of people with diabetes will take part in several professional competitions and speaking events in Canada.

Team Novo Nordisk, organized by the Danish drug maker, includes 17 professional bike riders from 10 countries, including winners and podium finishers from professional races. The team will take part in the Tour de Beauce in Quebec, with three cyclists, and will compete in BC Superweek in British Columbia, as well as other competitions around the country.

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.

June 21, 2013

A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

The survey, conducted by Leger Marking, found 22% of western Canadians don't have a kit at home, and 60% lack one in their car, while 58% of people without first aid kits think they have first aid essentials in various locations around the house.

June 19, 2013

Prestige cosmetics and skin care brand Pari Beauty has opened its first-ever storefront location in an Ontario mall as part of its expansion strategy, the company has announced.

TORONTO — Prestige cosmetics and skin care brand Pari Beauty has opened its first-ever storefront location in an Ontario mall as part of its expansion strategy, the company has announced.

Located in Scarborough Town Centre in Ontario, the store marks the third of three recent openings that include two mall boutique kiosks in Oakville Place and Vaughan Mills showcasing its line of products.

June 19, 2013

Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.

The mass merchandise retailer, which has lately made a major push into Canada with 48 stores around the country, said its pharmacists would be available to provide advice on allergies.

June 5, 2013

Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said Wednesday.

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 21, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart is further elevating the beauty experience with its newly opened BeautyBoutique.

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart is further elevating the beauty experience with its newly opened BeautyBoutique.

This BeautyBoutique opened in November 2012 in an existing Shoppers Drug Mart store in Bayview Village in Toronto, Ontario. It is just over 4,000 sq. ft., which is approximately 1,500 sq. ft. larger than a traditional BeautyBoutique.

March 18, 2013

Target Corp. is opening 17 new stores in Canada's Ontario province Tuesday and four more on March 28, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. is opening 17 new stores in Canada's Ontario province Tuesday and four more on March 28, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

Target said the soft openings follow the launch of three pilot stores and will allow the company to engage in volume testing ahead of their April grand opening. The company plans to open 124 stores across Canada this year.

March 8, 2013

It has been just over a year since Frank Scorpiniti took the helm at Canada's Rexall Pharma Plus. And, as the Canadian retail market continues to heat up, the company has officially taken the lid off a reinvention of its business, from its stores and its brand, to the products and services in its stores.

It has been just over a year since Frank Scorpiniti took the helm at Canada's Rexall Pharma Plus. And, as the Canadian retail market continues to heat up, the company has officially taken the lid off a reinvention of its business, from its stores and its brand, to the products and services in its stores.

March 4, 2013

Target will open its first locations in Canada on Tuesday, the mass-merchandise retailer said.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target will open its first locations in Canada on Tuesday, the mass merchandise retailer said.

February 7, 2013

The team of pharmacists at Rexall Pharma Plus administered 190,000 of the more than 200,000 flu shots provided by pharmacists in Ontario this flu season, the Canadian retailer announced.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — The team of pharmacists at Rexall Pharma Plus administered 190,000 of the more than 200,000 flu shots provided by pharmacists in Ontario this flu season, the Canadian retailer announced on Thursday.

Rexall Pharma Plus offered flu shots at all of its more than 250 Ontario pharmacies any time, with no appointment necessary. Rexall is Katz Group Canada’s flagship national chain.

February 7, 2013

Despite continuing to face regulatory headwinds in the Canadian market, executives at Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart were “pleased” with fourth-quarter results and indicated that the company will continue to pursue acquisition opportunities.

TORONTO — Despite continuing to face regulatory headwinds in the Canadian market, executives at Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart were “pleased” with fourth-quarter results and indicated that the company will continue to pursue acquisition opportunities.

February 4, 2013

The company that operates Canada's Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus retail pharmacy chains has hired on a former Sears Canada executive.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — The company that operates Canada's Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus retail pharmacy chains has hired on a former Sears Canada executive.

Katz Group Canada announced Monday the appointment of Sharon Driscoll as EVP and CFO.

January 24, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has unveiled its new flagship private brand, Be.better, a line of more than 100 products available exclusively at the more than 300 corporate Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus stores.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has unveiled its new flagship private brand, Be.better, a line of more than 100 products available exclusively at the more than 300 corporate Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus stores.

December 21, 2012

Walmart Canada announced on Friday a donation of C$100,000 to Food Banks Canada to help local food banks improve access to food and services for those in need.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada announced on Friday a donation of C$100,000 to Food Banks Canada to help local food banks improve access to food and services for those in need. 

Food Banks Canada's HungerCount 2012 shows 882,000 individuals turned to a food bank each month for help this year, and more than 339,000 of those assisted are children.