Order of Pharmacists seeks emergency suspension for member

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The Quebec Order of Pharmacists is seeking the immediate suspension of Jonathan-Yan Perreault, a 37-year-old pharmacist accused of breaching the pharmaceutical code of ethics. Perreault is facing 18 charges, including drug use and falsifying his pharmaceutical license. Perreault, nicknamed “the king of pharmacists,” built an empire of more than 40 pharmacies affiliated with Uniprix across Quebec in the 11 years since he began practicing in 2005. 

Fraud and drug use

According to documents obtained by CBC News, Perreault’s legal troubles began in 2014 when a pharmacist alerted the order that he had contacted a doctor hoping to buy medicine samples for resale, a practice that is banned.

Read the full article at CBC News.