– A Canadian pharmacy board will open a new branch in Troy on March 12.
“We’re pleased to welcome this new pharmacy to our Troy area,” said Deb McLeod, vice president of corporate affairs for the Canadian Pharmacists Association.
“Our members in Canada and around the world are working hard to meet the challenges and aspirations of the pharmacists.”
McLeod said Troy Pharmacy has been serving the community for more than 50 years and will be the first pharmacy in the province to open by the end of March.
The new Troy branch will be a joint venture with C-Pharma Inc., which is located in Canada.
C-pharma has about 8,500 pharmacists and is expected to employ about 6,000 pharmacists by 2020.
“The pharmacy is expected be an excellent fit for the community and the community is excited about it,” McLeod said.
Troy is about 75 kilometres (40 miles) north of Toronto.
The Canadian Pharmacy Association said it expects more than 1,500 pharmacies to open in the coming years.
The association said it is not expecting any large pharmacist chains in the region, but it expects to see a mix of smaller, specialty pharmacies, pharmacies with small stock and pharmacy benefit plans.