About Us

I.D.A. pharmacies are independently owned and operated by pharmacists who believe in investing in the best possible pharmacy care. They are all united in a shared commitment of being your local community pharmacy. I.D.A. are independent pharmacies that are also members of Drug Trading, Canada's oldest and largest independent pharmacy services provider.

I.D.A. pharmacies have provided exemplary pharmacy care to consumers since 1932, when the Independent Druggists' Alliance (I.D.A.) was first established in Canada. They joined Drug Trading's banner program because they wanted to provide a best-in-class pharmacy program to their patients while staying true to what they believe pharmacy should be. Add to that the dedication and true team environment of an independently owned pharmacy and you have the best of both worlds.

I.D.A. pharmacies have become one of the most trusted names in pharmacy care and patients have a tremendous loyalty to our pharmacies. There is pride of ownership at I.D.A. pharmacies that is combined with an unwavering commitment to the profession and to patient care.

Across the I.D.A. network each pharmacy offers unique areas of services and specialities ranging from compounding, to long-term care and home health care, to expertise in areas of diabetes management and much more.

The face of independent pharmacy is changing. Across the Drug Trading network you'll see a variety of stores from clinic pharmacies to 10,000 sq. ft. promotional stores. I.D.A. pharmacies offer modern store environments, while keeping the unique personality of each store owner and the community. I.D.A. pharmacies can be found in six provinces and in the Northwest Territories.