McKesson Canada's pharmacy banners Rexall, Guardian, IDA, the Medicine Shoppe and Remdy's RX pharmacies in Ontario will provide COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people.
"Pharmacists are increasingly taking on expanded roles in the Canadian healthcare system, while being recognized as essential partners in care delivery," says Rebecca McKillican, CEO, McKesson Canada. "We welcome today's news from the Government of Ontario, instilling confidence in our pharmacists as they continually step up on the frontlines to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities."
McKesson is already supporting COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients in Alberta.
"Community pharmacists are proud to be supporting the province's efforts in the fight against COVID-19," adds McKillican. "Increasing the availability of testing is an important step to protect families, loved ones, and the people we encounter on a daily basis."