Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche Canada)
Hoffmann-La Roche is a Swiss global healthcare company. It was founded in 1896 by Fritz Hoffman-La Roche, and now operates under two divisions: pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Early on, the company was known for producing vitamin preparations and derivatives. It became the first company to mass-produce Redoxon (synthetic vitamin C). Roche has produced various HIV tests and antiretroviral drugs, as well as manufactures and sells several cancer drugs for chemotherapy. Hoffman-La Roche is a leader in the research and development of pharmaceutical and diagnostic solutions for global illnesses.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is Canada's largest pharmacy chain, with over 1,241 operating stores throughout the nation. Founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray Koffler, Shoppers Drug Mart has revamped the concept of a 20th century 'drug store.' It is now Canada's leading retailer of beauty, health and pharmacy products and services.