Mental health, specialty medications driving drug costs in 2020

By Lauren Bailey Source: Benefits Canada Canadians’ health priorities are shifting as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, as claims for medications to treat mental-health conditions continued to rise in 2020, along with claims for specialty drugs designed to treat rarer, yet increasingly chronic diseases, according to Telus Health’s annual drug [...]

2021-06-10T18:26:07+00:00June 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Walmart to build first Atlantic Canada distribution center

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Under a multibillion-dollar investment announced last summer, Walmart Canada plans to construct a fresh and frozen food distribution center in Moncton, New Brunswick. Walmart’s Mississauga, Ontario-based Canadian subsidiary said Thursday that the 221,000-square-foot facility, expected to open in the fall of 2022, will mark [...]

2021-05-13T15:03:52+00:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Quebec grocery union, management work to untangle expected curfew complications

A union representing thousands of food-store employees was meeting with management Wednesday afternoon to figure out how those workers will be able to travel legally as Legault government announced a curfew as part of its lockdown strategy. The curfew begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. That would leave many employees in [...]

2021-01-07T18:38:28+00:00January 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |
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