Pharmacies - Specialty Stores
Major pharmacy chains in Canada include Jean Coutu and Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Quebec). Pharmacies sell over-the-counter and prescription drugs as well as paramedical products. Pharmacists are health professionals who offer counsel to clients and doctors and ensure proper medication use by the public. Their training includes the study of biology, chemistry and medicine. There are over 8,300 pharmacists in Quebec.
• Specialty stores
Specialty stores, like Maison André Viger, provide products and services for patient rehabilitation or home care. They offer hundreds of products, including crutches, wheelchairs, commode chairs, orthotics, chair lifts, and Hygie products, which facilitate support for patients with limited autonomy, home care, personal care and hygiene.