The Jean Coutu affiliated drugstores ready to implement Bill 41

Longueuil, July 16, 2015 – The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (“The Jean Coutu Group” or “Corporation”) takes concrete action and outstands itself with several approaches intended to facilitate the integration of the 7 new professional disciplines allowed under Bill 41 in the pharmacy practice. Many digital tools have been developed and implemented to benefit patients and pharmacists as well.

“We look forward to our new responsibilities in making patients’ lives easier. We have directed our efforts to help them understand the new services. We also have developed the tools required to coach pharmacists in the integration of these new disciplines as part of their existing services”, stated Mr. Richard Mayrand, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs with The Jean Coutu Group.

A Web Agenda
The Jean Coutu Group has set up a dedicated section on its website to release detailed information. Consumers can learn what the new disciplines include and how these will be completed during their visits to a pharmacy. A form available on the website has also been designed to help patients get better prepared before meeting their pharmacist.

In addition, a training session, certified by the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, has been developed by the Jean Coutu Group and is available on the website for all the network laboratory staff. The RxPro pharmacy support software, exclusive to Jean Coutu, has been upgraded to incorporate the new disciplines in order to streamline in-store operations.

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 416 franchised stores located in the provinces of Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs more than 20,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd ("Pro Doc"), a Québec-based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.

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Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.


Hélène Bisson
Vice President, Communications
(450) 646-9611, EXT. 1165