Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Teamsters open pharmacy

From the Mississauga (Ont.) News:
You won’t find greeting cards, pureed baby food or your favourite hair colouring kit at this pharmacy.

But what the 12,000-strong membership of Teamsters Union 938 will have access to are the common, everyday prescription drugs that many Canadians require in their daily lives.

And a visit to the Sav-Rx Members Pharmacy located right on the premises of the union’s Mississauga headquarters on Matheson Ave. means that if you forgot your wallet at home, it won’t matter. That’s because this new entity — the first of its kind in Canada — features no dispensing and administration fees. In fact, no upfront costs whatsoever.

“The added benefit that members are not required to first pay the pharmacy for their order and later submit their claims for reimbursement make this a win-win situation for everyone involved,” said union president Larry McDonald. ...more

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