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Competition Bureau Approves Pharmacy Management Merger

Pharmacy management solutions companies TELUS Health and XDSolutions recently agreed to make it easier for pharmacists to switch providers, in order to resolve the Bureau’s concerns that their proposed could restrict the ability of pharmacist’s ability to switch software providers.

TELUS health and XD3 have agreed to include the following terms in all of its in for a period of 5 years:

  • Pharmacists will not be required to obtain TELUS Health’s consent prior to performing a data transfer;
  • Pharmacists will not be obligated to use TELUS Health’s data transfer tool;
  • Depending on the pharmacy management platform being used either pharmacists will be able to provide their new supplier with access to the TELUS Health platform in order to extract the data or TELUS Health will, free of charge, provide the with a copy of its data; and
  • A data transfer fee of up to a maximum of $2,500 may be charged, only in cases where a pharmacist requests TELUS Health’s assistance with transferring data.


Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun is a former associate of Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

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