There are an estimated 200,000 severe ADRs in Canada each year, though it is estimated that 95% of ADRs are not reported. They cost the Canadian healthcare system between $13.7 and $17.7 billion each year and kill up to 22,000 Canadians each year. Over 5,000 of these are Canadian children. ADR Canada is working to prevent this.
About Adverse Drug Reaction Canada ADR Canada is a national, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that educates and raises awareness on how we can prevent adverse drug reactions in Canada. We bring together patients, families, policy-makers, scientists, researchers, health care providers and academics to develop solutions to prevent adverse drug reactions across Canada. Mission To improve the… Continue reading About
ADR Canada advocates for three policies which will lead Canada on the path to preventing adverse drug reactions: 1. Establishing a national mandatory database to record and monitor all adverse drug reactions. 2. Establishing publicly funded genetic screening to identify gene variants in individuals that can lead to adverse drug reactions. 3. Establishing a centralized… Continue reading Policies
Failure to enforce Vanessa’s Law is a deadly game, Terence Young, November 5, 2018, iPolitics. Routine DNA tests will put NHS at the ‘forefront of medicine,’ Ian Sample, July 3, 2018, The Guardian. Scientist wants genetic test across Canada to gauge risks of kids’ cancer drugs, Camille Bains, May 10, 2018, CTV News. DNA on… Continue reading Recent ADR News
“[Genetic testing is] going to make people healthier, it’s going to make drugs safer and it’s going to save money in the end.”