Recent ADR News

DNA on drugs: How genetic tests could make prescriptions more precise, Carolyn Abraham, March 16, 2018, The Globe and Mail

Jane Philpott moves on. Health Canada’s drug problems remain, Anne Kingston, August 28, 2017, Maclean’s

Opposition stands behind former MP accusing Health Canada of gutting drug safety law, Amy Minsky, August 18, 2017, Global News

Former MP wants Philpott to review health department’s handling of drug safety bill, Kristy Kirkup, August 18, 2017, Toronto Star

Health Canada ‘gutting’ law to detect dangerous medicines, with possible deadly consequences, advocates warn. Amy Minsky, August 17, 2017, Global News

Canada Needs A Strategy To Improve Senior Drug Safety, Nicole F. Bernier, January 27, 2017, Huffington Post

B.C. woman advocates for genetic testing after sister nearly dies of adverse drug reaction, Yulia Talmazan, January 4, 2017, Global BC

MP’s 14-year mission to make prescription drug use safer nearly over with law named after his late daughter, John Ivison, October 7, 2014, National Post

‘Vanessa’s Law’ would let Ottawa pull dangerous drugs, Susan Lunn, December 6, 2013, CBC News

Health Canada considers mandatory reporting of adverse drug reactions, Joanna Smith, April 16, 2013, The Toronto Star

Adverse drug reactions send many seniors to hospital, study finds, Carly Weeks, March 26, 2013, The Globe and Mail

Canada’s seniors face high rates of hospitalizations from adverse drug reactions, Carmen Chai, March 26, 2013, Global

Drug reactions send 26,000 seniors to hospital, March 26, 2013, CBC News

Seniors in Canada five times likelier to be hospitalized for drug reactions than general population: report, March 26, 2013, National Post

Star gets action: Health Canada announces new standard for reporting side effects, Jesse McLean & David Bruser, February 4, 2013, The Toronto Star

Seniors’ drug reaction costs exceed $13M in Ontario, August 22, 2012, CBC News

Drugs killing thousands of seniors yearly, April 11, 2005, CBC News