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June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  Thank you very much for your question...

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  That is correct.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  Yes. Since we're smaller than Medline, yes, we did. Basically, in PPE we sold almost everything we had in February. We experienced some issues in the resupply of our PPE. We sold everything we had in February and March. Now we're struggling to get back some of the materials. Mas

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  At the moment, there are no inspections and there are no regulations. Health Canada did issue temporary licences to be able to manufacture these. I'm not saying that everything is bad, or that it was not appropriate to do it at that moment when it was carried out, but today I thi

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  No. We don't have any contracts for medical devices with the government. Our contracts are mainly for pharmaceutical ingredients that we have with various hospitals. I would guess, though, that Mr. Philip does have contracts with the government.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  No, our transportation costs have not increased. Unfortunately, however, we are having problems with Purolator. Order processing times have increased significantly. Normally, medicines should not spend more than five days in the transport vehicle, because the temperatures where t

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  No, not for us. We have so much volume that it would cost too much to insure all shipments. Ultimately, it's always the customer who pays. Normally, the loss is written off, the process is repeated and the product is reshipped.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  Currently, for our hydroalcoholic gel, we use ethanol instead of isopropyl alcohol. On the other hand, we also buy isopropyl alcohol and have had to turn to new suppliers. When it comes to ethanol, we have multiple sources of supply. We try as much as possible to encourage local

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  It's the law of supply and demand. If there is too much demand and too little supply, unfortunately, prices go up.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  I don't know if it really costs more. Unfortunately, I don't make my own ethanol.

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  I said that there could be some risks. I can tell you that every time I enter into a chain store, I look at what's available. I would say that 50% of the products I see in major retail stores do not bear any lot number or expiry date. When we're talking about pharmaceutical produ

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  It is interesting to note the open-mindedness that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about in the population. The crisis has also changed the government's view of the security of supply, including the supply of drugs and protective equipment. I think we've taken a big step forwar

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  That's exactly right. There are fewer shortages when everything's local. If products are manufactured locally, we control supply chains and are less likely to experience stock-outs, whether of medical protective equipment or drugs. Over the last 10 years, the number of drug stoc

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès

Government Operations committee  I've already spoken about it briefly. It is important to focus on quality when it comes to tendering strategies. Of course, this should not be done entirely at the expense of cost, but I believe that the weighting of local origin and the quality of a product must be sufficiently

June 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Philippe Gentès