In The News

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What can COVID-19 teach us about drug shortages during a global emergency?

“The complexity and scope of this issue requires us to apply a comprehensive and collaborative approach that incorporates global insights and comparisons. Our team aims to develop an international consortium which will provide us with the opportunity to develop a common approach to drug shortages and global insights,” explained Tadrous. “Our research will help to inform risk mitigation strategies going forward with application for policy, formulary development, procedure and pricing.”

July 23, 2020 | Women’s College Hospital | Press Release 

Clinical education intervention does not reduce antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes

“Academic detailing in nursing homes may not be an effective intervention to reduce antipsychotic prescribing in an environment where standard quality improvement supports are working,” Mina Tadrous, PharmD, MS, PhD, of [ICES] in Toronto, told Healio Psychiatry. “This study took place at a time when nursing homes were already receiving extensive audit and feedback and there was large media/public attention on the issue.”

June 12, 2020 | Healio | News Article | Associated Research

Drug supply chain could still be interrupted because of COVID-19

“We don’t have any deep understanding of the drug supply across this country … It’s a national issue that we should be all teaming up and trying to do together.”

May 5, 2020 | CBC News | News Article

Coronavirus a ‘wake-up call’ for Canada’s prescription drug supply

Mina Tadrous is a pharmacist and researcher in Toronto who monitors pharmaceutical supplies. He said pharmacists are concerned about drugs such as life-saving inhalers that people might stockpile based on misinformation circulating about potential treatments for COVID-19.

March 27, 2020 | CBC News | News Article

What is the impact of an opioid prescribing guideline for dentists in Ontario?

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario introduced a new dental opioid prescribing guideline in November 2015. The [ODPRN] examined whether introduction of this guideline was associated with changes in opioid prescribing patterns.

January 15, 2020 | CDA Oasis | News Article | Associated Research

90,000 free naloxone kits distributed by Ontario pharmacies in under 2 years

“We assume that these people are friends and family of people who are at risk of an opioid overdose and want to have a naloxone kit on hand in case they are able to intervene to help save that person’s life,” said Dr. Tara Gomes

October 23, 2019 | CBC News | News Article | Associated Research

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