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Recent Research

Catastrophic Drug Coverage: Utilization insights from the Ontario Trillium Drug Program

This study examined changing patterns of utilization, government spending and characteristics of people accessing the Ontario TDP to help better understand the burden of rising drug costs and use of catastrophic drug coverage in Ontario.

Opioid prescribing and adverse events in opioid-naive patients treated by emergency physicians versus family physicians

This study describes patterns of opioid prescribing by emergency physicians and family physicians and explores the relation between an individual’s initial opioid prescription and adverse events over the subsequent 2 years.

Publicly funded overactive bladder drug treatment patterns in Ontario over 15 years: An ecologic study

This study describes the number and rate of users of medication for the management of OAB over the last 15 years among residents of Ontario covered by the public drug programs.

Prior authorization and Canadian public utilization of direct-acting oral anticoagulants

This study investigated how different provincial mechanisms for reimbursement of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) influenced utilization and expenditure across the country.

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