Tag Archives: over-prescribing

Backgrounder Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat Backgrounder: Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat
By Elnaz Shadabi
t is time to talk about the overuse of antipsychotics among adults with developmental disabilities It is time to talk about the overuse of antipsychotics among adults with developmental disabilities
By Yona Lunsky and Tara Gomes
Obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the health system Les obstétriciens et les gynécologues visent l’élimination des soins inutiles susceptibles de nuire aux patientes et d’imposer des coûts au système de santé
Par George D. Carson et Wendy Levinson
Obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the health system Obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the health system
By George D. Carson and Wendy Levinson
Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year
By Wendy Levinson
TAM_CARVERHILL_Medical students are coming to Parliament Hill to lobby for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis Medical students lobby Parliament Hill for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis
By Vivian Tam and Jacqueline Carverhill

A call to the emergency room announced that the ambulance was on its way. Joey, a middle-aged oilfield worker, was experiencing a suspected toxic ingestion of the opioid, fentanyl.

Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to improve prescription drug safety for seniors Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to improve prescription drug safety for seniors
By Nicole F. Bernier

Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. The downside is that during his hospital stay this otherwise fit person was put on a drug regimen and has been taking nine prescription drugs a day ever since.

The Canadian public needs to know more is not always better when it comes to healthcare When it comes to medical tests and treatments; more is not always better
By Wendy Levinson

There is a lot of evidence that shows that physicians and patients too often pursue tests and treatments that are not necessary valuable — in fact they may actually cause harm to patients

Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda
By Tara Gomes

Hundreds of codeine tablets stolen from the medicine cabinet of an elderly person living alone in a rural community. Hydromorphone tablets being distributed at weddings and high school parties. Fentanyl patches being cut up and sold for a profit on the street. This is the reality of the opioid crisis in Canada today

The Canadian public needs to know more is not always better when it comes to healthcare
By Wendy Levinson

If you knew that virtually the entire medical community was talking about an issue causing risk and harm to patients across the country, wouldn’t you want to know what it is and take part in the conversation?


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