Familiprix was the first network of affiliated pharmacies to dare to be 100% dedicated to health.

It is currently the only banner in Québec to fully belong to its pharmacists. This group of independent pharmacists have their own banner and distribution center.

With more than 400 locations throughout Quebec and New Brunswick and annual retail sales exceeding a billion dollars, Familiprix Inc. today is a dynamic and innovative company that listens to its clients.

It was in 1977 when pharmaceutical wholesaler Distribution Fraserville in Rivière-du-Loup launched the Médico-Prix pharmaceutical banner, then comprised of a dozen pharmacies located primarily in eastern Québec. In 1980, the banner changed its name to Familiprix.

From the beginning, the banner was successful in eastern Québec. Many independent pharmacist-owners wanted to work together to better compete with the large chains.

In February 1984, Montréal wholesaler Distribution Pharmacies Universelles purchased Distribution Fraserville in Rivière-du-Loup, and with it, the Familiprix banner.

This marked the start of a protracted legal effort in which Familiprix member pharmacists sought complete autonomy from the banner. On December 8, 1986, their will and solidarity paid off: Familiprix became an independent company wholly owned by its member pharmacists. A full-scale development plan began attracting scores of new member pharmacists.

Albert Falardeau

Chairman, Familiprix Inc.

Board Member

In September 2000, Mr. Albert Falardeau was appointed President of Familiprix.  He is also the company’s Chairman of the Board.

A pharmacist by profession for almost 50 years, Mr. Falardeau has owned several pharmacies in the Chaudière-Appalaches and Bas-Saint-Laurent administrative regions, among others. Today, as owner of the Saint-Paul-de-Montminy pharmacy, he continues to serve the local population as a pharmacist.

Mr. Albert Falardeau holds a degree in Health Sciences from Université Laval.

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Quebec, QC, G2C 2C5