An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is a noxious unintended consequence of taking a normal dosage of a drug, usually prescribed to an individual by a medical professional, that was properly administered and which was supposed to be beneficial for the patient towards curing a disease or sickness. A sick patient, anyone ranging from a child… Continue reading What are Adverse Drug Reactions and how can they be prevented?
How do I report a side effect from medication?
Any Canadian can report a side effect to a health product. Report as soon as possible after the reaction occurs, even if you are unsure if a particular health product was the cause. Reporting can be done here on Health Canada's website. Together we can make medications safer for all Canadians!
Advocates push for mandatory reporting of severe adverse drug reactions, preventative solutions (CTV National News)
Every year, thousands of Canadians will experience adverse reactions to medication meant to save their life and make them better, but instead makes them significantly worse.
Preventing Adverse Drug Reactions through Pharmacogenomics (Personalized Medicine Podcast)
We talk about the field of pharmacogenomics, adverse drug reactions and the future of tailored therapy.
ADR Canada Supported Motion to Improve Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Passes in Yukon Legislature
In late 2018, we were contacted by the Yukon Party, whose members were interested in learning more about adverse drug reactions (ADRs), after constituents had spoken out about the impacts of having suffered from them. We were happy to inform and and engage with elected officials and policymakers about the impact of ADRs on our… Continue reading ADR Canada Supported Motion to Improve Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Passes in Yukon Legislature
Bitter Pill (UBC Alumni Trek Magazine)
ADRs, which occur when patients experience a harmful and unintended reaction to a normal dosage of a drug, kill 10,000 to 22,000 Canadians each year. It’s a number that would place them anywhere between the third and fifth leading cause of death in Canada.
B.C. woman advocates for genetic testing after sister nearly dies of adverse drug reaction (Global BC)
Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, and a B.C. woman is trying to change that.