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.

“[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.”

Mark Kunzli, pharmacist and UBC pharmacogenomics researcher

Each year, up to 22,000 Canadians die from an Adverse Drug Reaction.