Jean Coutu Tackles Pediculosis for the Back-to-School Season

Now prescribing head lice prevention treatments under Bill 41

Longueuil, August 19, 2015 – The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (“The Jean Coutu Group” or the “Corporation”) and their affiliated network pharmacist-owners announced today they have released online, via jeancoutu.com, a new form to facilitate consultations related to pediculosis and treatment prescriptions during pharmacy visits. Head lice prevention and treatment tips have also been merged under a special section hosted on jeancoutu.com and dedicated to the back-to-school season.

"This is a busy period for all. Through the online form and tips, patients can now enquire and get better prepared for their appointments with their pharmacist. The new tools will help relieve the healthcare system and parents’ busy schedules", explained Mr. Richard Mayrand, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy and Governmental Affairs with The Jean Coutu Group.

Pharmacists may now prescribe
Under Bill 41 enacted this summer, the Jean Coutu affiliated pharmacists may now prescribe head lice treatments. Prescribed treatments are eligible for refunds under most insurance plans. This new pharmacists’ responsibility provides patients with the following benefits:

 

  • More accessible healthcare professionals and treatments under extended business hours throughout the Jean Coutu network pharmacies, without any prior doctor consultation requirement.
  • A simpler approach to access efficient treatments against these unwanted insects.

 

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 Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs close to 20,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd ("Pro Doc"), a Quebec-based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.


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Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.


Information:

Hélène Bisson
Vice President, Communications
450 646-9611, ext. 1165
hbisson@jeancoutu.com


Frédéric D. Tremblay
Director Events and Sponsorships /
Public Relations Advisor
450 646-9611, ext. 1400
ftremblay@jeancoutu.com

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