Recent changes in government legislation have continued to place Canada’s pharmacy owners under further financial pressures, and the need for solutions that address these pressures is at an all-time high. Mark Dickson has held a number of senior leadership positions in pharmacy, most recently as the CEO of Peoples Drug Mart BC. His primary task while there was ensuring a fiscally responsible wrap-up of operations. “The economic environment has changed, and the organization realized a new model was needed for its members,” says Dickson. “On the one hand it was a difficult time, but on the other hand it was a transformative period of change. The member pharmacies transitioned to new banners and now benefit from scale economies, and are better able to meet the needs of their customers.” Read more Ashesh Desai has been with Shoppers Drug Mart since 2001. In his current role as executive vice president of pharmacy, he oversees the pharmacy and healthcare businesses for Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL) and Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) across Canada. Canadian Healthcare is the destination for Canadian doctors, pharmacists, nurses and healthcare executives, and the online home of The Medical Post, Pharmacy Practice Business, and Canadian Healthcare Manager. En français : Profession SantéOur mission statement: To be the one-of-a-kind online destination for healthcare professionals, where they will learn, engage and grow individually and inter-professionally to advance better health for all Canadians.
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