Pharmaprix Optimum – Settlement of class action – Approval by Court of settlement

Class Action: Option consommateurs signs an agreement regarding the Pharmaprix Optimum Program – Optimum Points could be distributed

Montreal August 16 , 2017 – Option consommateurs has entered into an agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, 911979 Alberta Ltd., Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. and Pharmaprix Inc. (collectively “Pharmaprix”) in a class action regarding the Pharmaprix Optimum Program.

Pharmaprix has agreed to pay 2,354,032,174 Optimum Points as part of this agreement, having a value of $4,350,102 without admission of liability.

The agreement must be approved by the Superior Court of Quebec during a hearing which will be held at the Montreal Courthouse on September 6, 2017 at 9:30am in Room 2.08.

Overview of facts 

Starting in 2010, Option consommateurs filed a class action against Pharmaprix. The organization blames the company for modifying the Pharmaprix Optimum Program on March 8, 2008, May 2, 2009 and July 1, 2010. The class action seeks to compensate the members of the Optimum Program for the loss of value of their Optimum Points resulting from the modifications made to the Optimum Program.

Pharmaprix denies any wrongdoing or liability and contests the merits of the class action.

If this settlement is approved, it will put an end to the class action.

Members affected

This agreement has been concluded for the individuals who are currently active members of the Pharmaprix Optimum and were active members of the Pharmaprix Optimum Program at the time of the modifications. 

How to receive compensation  

In order to receive the compensation to which they are entitled, the members covered by the agreement do not have to take any action. A points credit will be applied directly to the Pharmaprix Optimum accounts if they fulfil the admissibility criteria provided for in the agreement. To access these criteria, click here (

Option consommateurs is represented by the law firm Sylvestre Fafard et associés LLP (Me Marie-Anaïs Sauvé).

For more information regarding the development of the cases over the following months, consumers may consult the following Web sites:

About Option consommateurs

Founded in 1983, Option consommateurs is an association devoted in advocating and promoting the rights of consumers. To achieve this, it is involved in approximately twenty class actions and is interested in issues relating to health, agrofood, energy, financial services and commercial practices.



Option consommateurs

Phone Number : 514 777-6133


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