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Empower Clinics Announces First Member of New Expert-Led Advisory Board

Thursday, 26 August 2021 03:30 AM

Empower Clinics Inc.

Empower welcomes BC Pharmacy Association President and respected educator Annette Robinson

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / August 26, 2021 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(FRA:8EC)(OTCQB:EPWCF) ("Empower" or the "Company") an integrated healthcare company - serving patients through medical centers, telemedicine platforms and a high complexity medical diagnostics laboratory processing thousands of COVID-19 specimens - is pleased to announce the appointment of Annette Robinson to its inaugural global advisory board, designed to advance the Company's strategic goals through expert advice and guidance.

"We are assembling a diverse board of high-caliber experts and leaders to further Empower's growth agenda," said Steven McAuley, Chairman and CEO of Empower Clinics. "Annette's credentials, skills and network are unmatched, and I'm thrilled to welcome her to our growing team."

A pharmacist by trade, Annette was elected to the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) Board in September 2017 and currently serves as the BCPhA President and is the board representative for the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Additionally, she has served on the College of Pharmacists of BC Discipline Committee. Annette has worked as a Certified Diabetes Educator (C.D.E) as well as an Insulin Pump and Device trainer.

A BC native, Annette graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Pharmacy. She is a thirty-seven-year veteran of the industry, with experience working as the staff pharmacist for small independent pharmacies, to pharmacy management for the biggest brands in Canada, such as Pharmasave and Rexall.

"I am looking forward to partnering with an innovative and integrated healthcare brand like Empower," said Annette Robinson. "In my roles in both leading pharmacies and its main lobbying association, I can confirm that Empower has a vision that is very timely and relevant to pharmacies across Canada, and likely beyond. Pharmacies need a partner like Empower to offer more diagnostic products and both digital and in-person healthcare services solutions to their clients."

Annette will begin advising Empower Clinics immediately, with further advisory board members to be announced in the fall.

This press release is available on the Empower Clinics Verified Forum on AGORACOM for shareholder discussion, questions and engagement with management


Empower is an integrated healthcare company that provides body and mind wellness for patients through its clinics, with digital and telemedicine care, and world-class medical diagnostics laboratories. Supported by an experienced leadership team, Empower is aggressively growing its clinical and digital presence across North America. Our Health & Wellness and Diagnostics & Technology business units are positioned to positively impact the integrated health of our patients, while simultaneously providing long term value for our shareholders.


Steven McAuley
Chief Executive Officer


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Tamara Mason
Business Development & Communications
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This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively "forward looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as "plans", "continues", "expects", "projects", "intends", "believes", "anticipates", "estimates", "may", "will", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the acquisition of Kai Medical Laboratory; the transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Kai Medical Laboratory, Sun Valley's franchise model; launch of new healthcare centers and the occurrence thereof; that the Company can bring healthcare to millions of Canadians; that new healthcare services can be added and that the Company will be positioned to be a market- leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2020 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that Kai Medical Laboratory will successfully win any US Government RFP; that the MedX Health pilot program will be successful; that Empower will place the MedX Health teledermatology product in health centers in North America; that the Company's products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse effect on the Company's business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; that the Company will be able to commence and/or complete build-outs and tenants improvements for Canadian clinics or Kai Medical Laboratory expansion inn 2Q 2021; that general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company's control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.

SOURCE: Empower Clinics Inc.

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