Dianne Carmichael appointed as President of Payor Markets and Head of Corporate Strategy & Business Development for McKesson Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, October 4th, 2017 -- McKesson Canada today announced the appointment of Dianne Carmichael as President of Payor Markets and Head of Corporate Strategy & Business Development, effective immediately. Reporting to Domenic Pilla, McKesson Canada’s CEO, Dianne will be responsible for developing and executing on McKesson Canada’s payor market strategy, and identifying how to create and deliver value to patients, providers, and insurers. In this role,...

McKesson Canada completes acquisition of Uniprix and Appoints Alain Arel as President, Uniprix and PROXIM

• Regulatory approval obtained from the Competition Bureau of Canada for the acquisition of Uniprix. • Alain Arel to lead McKesson Canada’s Retail Banner Group segment in Quebec, as President, Uniprix and PROXIM. • Philippe Duval will continue as Senior Advisor to ensure a successful transition.   St-Laurent, Quebec, September 6, 2017 -- McKesson Canada announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of all...

McKesson Canada Donates $27,500 to Support British Columbia Fire Relief

Montreal, Quebec, August 1st, 2017 — McKesson Canada announced today that it will make a $27,500 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to aid victims of the wildfires in British Columbia. In addition, the McKesson Foundation announced it will match employee donations through their Matching Gifts Program, up to a maximum of $2,500 per employee, to wildfire relief efforts.   “Our thoughts are with all the people of British Columbia as wildfires have forced the...

McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth Wins PwC Canada’s 2017 V2R Innovator of the Year Award

St. Laurent, Quebec, June 06, 2017 – McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth was named this year’s PwC Canada’s Vision to Reality Innovator of the Year Award winner in the ‘‘Visionary’’ category (large organizations). Winners were announced on June 1, 2017, during an awards ceremony in Toronto.    RelayHealth is a web-based service that provides complete and secure information flow between patients and all of their health care providers, empowering patients...

McKesson Canada Introduces Enhanced Version of its PACMED® Core Solutions to Deliver Market-Leading Solutions

Quebec, Canada, May 9, 2017— McKesson Canada, a leading supplier of automation equipment and technology solutions to Canadian hospital and retail pharmacies, today announced significant enhancements to its PACMED® Core software platform. These changes support customers, improve the efficiency of compliance packaging for patients, advance packaging accuracy, and further enhance pharmacy workflow. McKesson Canada is the exclusive distributor of PACMED® and PACVision® in Canada...

McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth Selected as Finalist for V2R Innovator of the Year Award, Presented by PwC Canada

St. Laurent, Quebec, April 24, 2017 – PwC Canada announced that McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth has been selected as a finalist for the Vision to Reality (V2R) Innovator of the Year Award. RelayHealth is a web-based service that provides complete and secure information flow between patients and all of their health care providers, empowering patients with 24/7 access to their medical records.    “The selection of RelayHealth as a leading innovator builds on...

McKesson Canada Announces Plan to Acquire Uniprix, Strengthening the Future of Independent Pharmacy in Quebec

-  Individual pharmacies to remain independently owned -     St-Laurent, Quebec (Canada) – April 12, 2017 – McKesson Canada and Uniprix announced today that, pending shareholder approval and satisfaction of closing conditions, including approval from the Competition Bureau of Canada, McKesson Canada proposes to acquire all outstanding shares of Uniprix. The acquisition is a natural step for two companies with deep roots in Quebec, which have a long...

McKesson Canada and Sobeys National Pharmacy Group Announce New Long-Term Distribution Agreement

-- Agreement will drive efficiencies and add value for both companies. --   McKesson Canada and Sobeys National Pharmacy Group today announced the signing of a long-term distribution agreement that makes Lawton’s Drug Stores a primary distribution customer, enhancing McKesson Canada's presence in Atlantic Canada. The agreement is effective February 1st, 2017.   Both McKesson Canada and Sobeys have a long history as trusted partners in patient care...

McKesson completes acquisition of Rexall Health and appoints Domenic Pilla as CEO of McKesson Canada

San Francisco and Toronto, December 28, 2016 ‒ McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Rexall Health for $2.9 billion CAD ($2.1 billion USD*, or approximately $1.7 billion USD*, net of certain estimated purchase price adjustments, proceeds from store divestitures, and tax benefits). This follows the agreement reached with the Competition Bureau...

McKesson Canada’s retail pharmacy banners, Guardian, I.D.A. and Remedy’sRx, donate $30,000 worth of toys for Toys for Tots Canada

Markham, Ontario, December 22, 2016  – McKesson Canada’s retail pharmacy banners, Guardian, I.D.A. and Remedy’sRx, have come together to make a difference in the communities in which they operate. Over 75 stores and pharmacies have worked to make the holiday season a lot merrier for families across the country gathering close to $30,000 worth of toys for the “Toys for Tots Canada” charity. “Our independent pharmacies play an important role in communities...

Paula Keays appointed President of McKesson Canada

St-Laurent, Quebec, November 28, 2016 - McKesson Canada today announced the appointment of Paula Keays as president, effective immediately. In her new role, Keays will lead 4,000 employees and be responsible for McKesson’s distribution solutions offerings in Canada, including pharmaceutical distribution, pharmacy technology, specialty pharmacy and infusion, procurement, and independent retail banner solutions. Keays, who will report to Paul C. Julian, executive vice...

McKesson Canada employees donate $10,000 to support future generations of Paralympians

Saint-Laurent, October 20, 2016 – Inspired by Canadian Paralympic wheelchair rugby player David Willsie, the Canadian Paralympic Team and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, employees at McKesson Canada have donated $10,000 to the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, helping support future generations of Canadian Paralympians.   This past summer, McKesson Canada launched a six-week team employee challenge called “Road to Rio.” Employees from across Canada competed in...

A First Nations Solution for First Nations Health Care in British Columbia

Duncan (British-Columbia), July 19, 2016 — Cowichan Tribes and Mustimuhw Information Solutions today announced a partnership with McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth to improve health care for members of the Cowichan Tribes First Nation. The 18-month pilot project will help improve the health of 400 patients from the Cowichan Tribes by providing them with secure, personalized access to their own electronic health records and the ability to directly message their health care...

McKesson Canada and its partners put their heads together and raised $92,800 for children fighting cancer

  Saint-Laurent, June 3, 2016 – Together with employees, community partners, and the support of Robert Dumas and Sun Life Financial Quebec, McKesson Canada is pleased to announce they’ve raised $92,800 for Leucan in support of children living with cancer across Quebec.   On June 3 at its head office in Saint-Laurent, Québec, McKesson Canada held its sixth annual Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, presented by PROXIM supporting Leucan. For this year’s...

McKesson Canada donates $25,000 to support Fort McMurray fire relief

Member pharmacies mobilize to provide supplies to communities in need   MONTREAL, May 10, 2016 —McKesson Canada will make a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross through the McKesson Foundation to aid victims of the wildfires in Northern Alberta. In addition, the McKesson Foundation announced it will match employee donations to wildfire relief efforts, up to a maximum of $2,500 per employee.   “Our thoughts are with the people of Fort...

Medicine Shoppe Canada and Quality Foods announce partnership to drive better patient care in new pharmacy model

PORT ALBERNI, BRITISH COLUMBIA (March 17, 2016) – Medicine Shoppe Canada (MSC) and its parent company, McKesson Canada, are proud to announce a partnership with Quality Foods, an island original and award-winning leader in the Canadian grocery industry that will drive better patient experience in retail pharmacy.   This exciting partnership will see the opening of a new, state-of-the-art pharmacy within a leading grocery store – designed with evolving patient...

McKesson to Acquire Rexall Health from Katz Group, Strengthening its Position in Canada’s Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Rexall Health will enhance McKesson Canada’s existing strength in providing comprehensive pharmacy solutions tailored to the Canadian market.  McKesson Canada brings over 100 years of innovation and expertise in delivering efficient and effective pharmacy and supply chain solutions in Canada. Patients in Canada will benefit from greater choice and access, integrated pharmacy care, and industry-leading service levels. SAN FRANCISCO and...

McKesson Canada’s retail pharmacy banners, Guardian and I.D.A. collect close to $15K worth of toys for families in the Region of Peel

TORONTO, ONTARIO, December 23, 2015 – Fifty stores from McKesson Canada’s retail pharmacy banners, Guardian and I.D.A., worked together to make the holiday season a lot merrier for families within the Region of Peel. They gathered close to $15,000 worth of toys for “Toys for Tots”. “Our network of close to 2,000 independent pharmacies gives back to their communities each and every day,” said Rick Brennan, Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Services, McKesson Canada. “Their...

PROXIM announces partnership with Leucan to help provide access to personalized support to cancer-stricken children

Boucherville, December 15, 2015 – PROXIM and its parent company, McKesson Canada, are proud to announce a three-year partnership with Leucan that will enable access to personalized support for cancer-stricken children and their families in Quebec.   Starting today, PROXIM becomes presenting sponsor of the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge TM and Leucan 12-Hour Ski Challenge . Funds raised through these activities will contribute to providing...

McKesson Canada Commits $50,000 To Disaster Relief in Aid of Syrian Refugees

McKesson Canada will make special grant to support international relief groups responding to migrant and refugee crisis in Middle East and Europe; McKesson Canada joins in matching employee donations to relief organizations   McKesson Canada announced it is committing a $50,000 grant to nonprofits Direct Relief and the International Rescue Committee . The grants will be used by the two international relief agencies to provide disaster response to those...