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McKesson Canada and its atoma® brand are proud to support five Canadian athletes as Official Supplier to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

McKesson Canada, its family of retail pharmacy banners - Guardian, IDA, The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and PROXIM – and, its exclusive atoma brand, is proud to sponsor five promising Canadian athletes on their journey to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, from July 10 to 26, and Parapan Am Games, from August 7 to 15. Artistic gymnast Ellie Black from Nova Scotia, diver Jennifer Abel from Quebec, sprint canoeist Mark Oldershaw and wheelchair rugby player David Willsie, both from Ontario, and swimmer Ryan Cochrane from British Columbia, will represent the atoma, McKesson, and its retail banners as ambassadors across the country. Together, McKesson’s atoma athletes will inspire more Canadians to embrace an active lifestyle for Better Health.

"This year, Canada has the chance to host the third largest international sports competition – we’re proud to support our Canadian hopefuls at this major event," explains Alain Champagne, President, McKesson Canada, " Our team atoma athletes are models of perseverance and performance," he continued. "It's an honour for us to act as an ally in helping them stay healthy on their way to the Games."


Discover team atoma

The five talented athletes that make up team atoma have walked their own unique paths, each one sown with challenges and hurdles that had to be overcome. "Our athletes are sources of inspiration for all Canadians. They are true examples of perseverance and we want their stories to inspire families to also get active and enjoy the outdoors during the warm season," explains Rick Brennan, Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Management at McKesson Canada. "On April 13th, Guardian, I.D.A, and the Medicine Shoppe Canada, are launching the Hello Outdoors! Contest to encourage Canadians to embrace staying healthy and active. The online contest will give participants the chance to win $10,000 total worth of outdoor equipment and a number of secondary prizes,” describes Brennan.


atoma, Official Pharmacy to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

In addition to this partnership, atoma will support all the athletes taking part in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as Official Pharmacy. Through its four banners (Guardian, I.D.A., The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and PROXIM), the brand will provide pharmacist services, prescription medications, first aid supplies and atoma over-the-counter medications to all athletes participating in the Games.

"We're very proud to partner with such an important event," says Champagne. "For over 100 years, we've been helping Canadians stay healthy on a daily basis, and we will continue to do this for our athletes during the Games, providing care when they need it the most."

With atoma, Canadians can count on high quality products for all their health and wellness needs. atoma® products contain the same active ingredients as national brands, but at lower prices. As the exclusive brand of the Guardian, I.D.A. and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and PROXIM (in Quebec), atoma is available at these pharmacy banners across the country. To learn more about team atoma, the brand's products and online contest, consumers can visit


About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada. McKesson Canada’s five retail banners, Guardian, I.D.A., The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, PROXIM and Remedy’s RX, is the largest network of independent pharmacy in Canada. McKesson Canada’s banner program enables close to 2,000 independent pharmacies to deliver pharmacy-related services to more Canadians in more communities than any other retail network. The McKesson Canada affiliated banners have a long history of championing independently owned pharmacy, through personalized patient care, which is at the heart of the programs and services they offer.



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