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New pharmacy opens doors at the University Bookstore

Author: Communications

Posted on Aug 4, 2016

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

It’s going to be easier than ever for students, faculty and staff at UNB, STU and NBCC to get the medicine they need on campus.

Campus Pharmacy, located at the University Bookstore in Fredericton, opened its doors to students, faculty and staff on Thursday.

Campus Pharmacy offers a variety of services, including injections, sports medicine, travel medicine, and diabetes education. Customers can transfer their existing prescriptions from other pharmacies, both in and out of province. Customers have the option to use their UCard at the pharmacy to make payment a breeze.

The pharmacy also offers discounts, with students receiving 10 per cent off on Wednesdays and faculty and staff reaping the benefits on Fridays.

The new apothecary, spearheaded by UNB, is meant to provide easier access to medical services for those who would otherwise have difficulties.

Campus Pharmacy is run by Dr. Ayub Chishti, a pharmacist with 30 years of experience in the industry. Dr. Chishti has been working diligently to ensure smooth sailing for the service.

“The whole campus is welcome through our doors,” he said. “Our motto here is ‘healthy body, healthy mind’, and being open and accessible is key to our success.”

Those wishing to use the pharmacy are encouraged to transfer their files now to allow the service to stock up on the appropriate supplies, as well as to cut down on wait times once the new school year begins.

“We expect an increase in customers because of this new and incredibly convenient service,” said Shelley Nowlan, manager of the University Bookstore.

There will be a grand opening once the school year begins in September. For now, Ms. Nowlan and Dr. Chishti are excited to offer a new service to the university community. 

The pharmacy will be open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once school starts, it will also be open on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. The hours may change as needed, based on client demands.

Visit the pharmacy at the University Bookstore at 29 Dineen Dr., or call 506-455-2325. 

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