Each year, there are an estimated 200,000 severe adverse drug reactions in Canada, killing up to 22,000 Canadians, and costing the Canadian healthcare system between $13.7 and $17.7 billion. Adverse Drug Reaction Canada is working to prevent this.
About Adverse Drug Reaction Canada ADR Canada is a registered Canadian charity which 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. Our 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 testing to identify gene variants in individuals that can lead to adverse drug reactions. 3. Supporting electronic medical… Continue reading Our advocacy priorities
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