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Sammy Hudes, the Canadian Press

The federal minister in charge of promoting competition says he’s concerned about a deal between Manulife Financial Corp. and Loblaw Cos. Ltd. that restricts patients from filling prescriptions for specialty drugs at other pharmacies under their insurance plans. Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne said Wednesday the government is reviewing the arrangement, which affects around 260 medications […]

  • February 2, 2024 February 2, 2024
  • 15:00

Some pharmacare policy experts are raising concerns about competition and patient access to much-needed medication after Manulife Financial Corp. announced its coverage of certain prescription drugs will only apply at Loblaw Cos. Ltd. pharmacies. The new arrangement, details of which were shared with plan holders earlier this month, affects around 260 medications under the insurance […]

  • January 31, 2024 January 31, 2024
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While many workplaces have shifted to hybrid arrangements coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, employment experts say workers should be cautious about using that added flexibility to work from home when feeling sick. It’s a situation that some observers of remote working trends predict could become more prevalent as companies increasingly make their hybrid arrangements […]

  • September 11, 2023 September 8, 2023
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More than half (55 per cent) of Canadian employers have finalized their approach to balancing in-office and remote work, up from 49 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a new survey by Colliers Canada. The survey, which polled nearly 300 employer tenants of Colliers’ properties across the country, also found the majority (86 per cent) […]

  • August 18, 2023 August 17, 2023
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