October 17, 2014
Canadian pharmacy retailers are up in arms in British Columbia, threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of BC if the group attempts to block tobacco sales in their stores. It's a juxtaposition between advocating for health in all parts of the pharmacy and being responsible to the shareholders of the company. 
 
To sell or not to sell? That has become the question in both Canada and the United States. 
October 16, 2014

Top executives of several pharmacy retailers in British Columbia, including London Drugs, Safeway and Rexall, are threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of B.C. if it tries to block tobacco sales in their stores on the grounds that the college would be exceeding its powers and jurisdiction, the Vancouver Sun reported.

August 28, 2014

Real Canadian Superstore locations in Western Canada now offer a faster, easier way to make nutritious food choices when shopping for groceries, as Loblaw Cos. has expanded its Guiding Stars program in British Columbia and Alberta, the company has announced.

August 8, 2014

In celebration of Vinyl Record Day on Aug. 12, which marks the day Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, Canadian retailer London Drugs is joining the party.

June 13, 2014

Grammy-winning singer Colbie Caillat has teamed up with Raw Beauty Talks, an organization dedicated to facilitating a shift from beauty imprisonment to beauty empowerment, in her new music video "Try," which Caillat describes "an anthem for women to accept who they are and be comfortable showing it.”

May 8, 2014

Conventional wisdom holds that when the risk of catching a disease is high, people are more likely to get vaccinated to protect themselves. This may not be the case, however, according to a study presented May 5 at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting.

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.

November 6, 2013

Once dismissed as belonging to the realm of techno-utopians and anti-government libertarians, bitcoin has lately grown in popularity among investors and retailers. Could it find acceptance among drug stores as well?

October 30, 2013

After 10 years serving the professional market with products containing ingredients naturally derived from eggs to topically treat severe skin conditions, Fortitude Health has launched its HealFast SkinCare to the consumer marketplace.

September 18, 2013

Rocketcases announced on Tuesday a new line of protective cases for the iPhone 4 and new iPhone 5 styled after retro gaming devices.

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.

May 7, 2013

Pharmasave Drugs, which has more than 400 independently operated community pharmacy locations in nine provinces, has appointed Carmen Churcott as CEO.

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.

December 12, 2012

Xenon Pharmaceuticals is licensing an experimental pain drug to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in a deal worth up to $376 million, the companies said.

November 27, 2012

Target will sponsor a tour across Canada that will visit more than 20 communities ahead of the planned opening of its stores in the country, the mass-merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

July 31, 2012

Shareholders of Paragon Pharmacies have approved the sale of 19 retail pharmacies and three central fill pharmacies to Shoppers Drug Mart.

July 5, 2012

The purchase price of Paragon Pharmacies by Shoppers Drug Mart has been revised and now stands at about $73.5 million, according to a statement issued by Paragon Pharmacies.

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.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

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.

December 20, 2011

Prestige on Tuesday acquired 17 over-the-counter brands from GlaxoSmithKline for a total of $660 million in cash.

July 28, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline expects to close the deal on the divestiture of several over-the-counter brands that were identified in April, the company stated Tuesday as part of its second-quarter earnings results.

July 25, 2011

PNI Digital Media on Monday announced an agreement with Walgreens to provide and operate an online stationery service for the Chicago-based pharmacy.

April 15, 2011

Canada’s London Drugs on Thursday announced it was picking up distribution of Cana International Distributing’s Just In Case — a fashion-centric compact that bridges beauty and sexual heath.