Ontario's Community Pharmacies thank Ron Sapsford for his years of public
service

TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - Ontario's Community Pharmacies today expressed their thanks and best wishes to departing Ontario Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ron Sapsford, who announced his resignation on November 13, effective January 3, 2010.

"In his nearly five years as Deputy Health Minister, Ron Sapsford has always understood and respected the contributions made by community pharmacies in delivering quality primary care to Ontarians," said Nadine Saby, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores. "While we didn't always see eye-to-eye, we appreciated his willingness to discuss important issues affecting access to pharmacy services. He also recognized the potential for enhanced clinical services offered by pharmacists in the community setting, and provided leadership and support to the entire pharmacy community in this regard."

Ontario's Community Pharmacies deliver accessible primary health care services to people in every corner of the province. Our members play an important role in getting and keeping people healthy.

SOURCE ONTARIO'S COMMUNITY PHARMACIES

For further information: For further information: Sara Feldman, Director, Communications, Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS), Tel: (416) 226-9100, ext. 225

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