Recent ADR News

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 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.