Pharmacists & Pharmacy

The heavily-regulated pharmacy profession requires lawyers to have a thorough knowledge of the legal landscape, including the legislation and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy, the College of Pharmacists, and PharmaCare legislation and regulations. EKB’s lawyers have this expertise.

Our Pharmacy team has extensive experience in dealing with PharmaCare-related issues, such as audits and enrollment, as well as with disciplinary issues involving the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. The legal landscape in the pharmacy profession is evolving quickly, and our legal team keeps abreast of the changes as they happen.

Pharmacy matters, and particularly PharmaCare-related matters, typically involve a hybrid of administrative law and litigation. Our team has the collective expertise to handle these disputes. Our lawyers have experience in a range of areas, from negotiating with PharmaCare on enrollment and audit issues to interpreting the complex statutory scheme and navigating the administrative and court processes.

Our strong business focus also allows us to represent pharmacy owners in other matters relating to their businesses. We have a long history of representing pharmacies and pharmacy owners in the Lower Mainland, as well as in other areas of British Columbia. Our clients are pharmacies and pharmacy owners, both independent operators and franchisees.

EKB also provides general business law advice to pharmacies, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Incorporation and business structuring
  • Commercial real estate
  • Financing
  • Employment law
  • Franchise/banner agreements