Navigation Links
Research network at St. Michael's gets $4.7 million to study classes of drugs
Date:7/5/2013

TORONTO, July 5, 2013An Ontario-wide research network based at St. Michael's Hospital has received a three-year, $4.7 million grant from the province of Ontario to conduct policy-driven prescription drug research.

The grant from the Health Services Research Fund was awarded to the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network to bridge drug policy and research. The co-principal investigators of the network are Tara Gomes and Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, both scientists at the hospital's Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, as well as Dr. David Juurlink of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Since being established in 2008, the network has worked directly with health policy-makers in Ontario to generate rigorous evidence related to drug safety, effectiveness and costs to inform drug policy. This new grant will allow the network to conduct comprehensive reviews of entire classes of drugs, rather than individual drugs, and will nearly double its full-time and part-time staff to approximately 15 people, Gomes said.

Gomes said their work will include systematic reviews of literature, economic analyses, pharmacoepidemiologic evaluations, and qualitative studies of the perceptions and values of patients, prescribers and pharmacists. This work will consider a broad range of areas, including the effectiveness of the drugs, potential side effects, how they are being prescribed in Ontario and the cost implications of any changes to their coverage on the public drug plan. Ontario spends nearly $5 billion annually on core drug programs, making it one of the world's largest public payers for drugs. Work by the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network so far has the potential to save the Ontario health care system at least $26 million in spending over the next five years, while at the same time improving the quality of care and health outcomes.

"Our network provides Ontario decision-makers with evidence to inform drug policy decisions and to ensure that drugs are provided in a way that is safe, cost-effective, and that aligns with patient and provider values," Gomes said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. New research could pave the way to safer treatments for arthritis
2. IRCM scientists find a novel research model for the study of auto-immune diseases
3. Researcher warns banned fountain of youth drug may be making a comeback
4. IOF 4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting is influential forum for regional bone research
5. Researchers pinpoint sources of fibrosis-promoting cells that ravage organs
6. Researchers use immunocytochemistry to determine ALK status
7. Researchers find 2 new methods to determine ALK status
8. CWRU researchers trace inner-city womens health issues to childhood traumas
9. Penn Medicine researchers discover link between fear and sound perception
10. Grant to further childhood sarcoma therapeutic research
11. UCI researchers awarded $2.27 million to create novel diabetes treatments
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... services, announced today that Karen Pilley has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. ... today’s shifting healthcare paradigm – a shift that demands the transition from pay-for-service ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Cancer diagnostics ... Medicine Tri-Conference February 20 – 22 in San Francisco. As part of the ... and molecular pathology workflow solution, as well as its new precision medicine platform, ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 ... ... asset protection services and financial planning assistance to families and business owners in ... Center for a charity drive to help prevent all forms of domestic violence. ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... For ... long after their final treatments. Physician researchers at The Marcus Institute of ... mind-body therapy, for efficacy in reducing symptoms of traumatic stress in cancer patients ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... , ... February 16, 2017 , ... ... professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care, NWH has achieved Magnet® recognition ... Magnet on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/16/2017)... DUBLIN , Feb. 16, 2017 ... "Global Markets for Emerging Medical Device Technologies" report to ... ... heart valves, open procedures, general instruments, non-drug coated implantables, large ... have been in use over the last two to three ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... The Lockwood Group (Lockwood), a medical communications agency, ... in Connecticut list by the ... a row that Lockwood has been in the top 10, ... spot in 2017. The award recognizes companies that have been ... determined through a survey conducted by The Best Companies Group ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... , Feb. 16, 2017  Prescription pain medications provided ... visit are necessary for long-term opioid use to take ... 16 th edition of The New England ... physicians see more patients in acute pain than in ... , MD, FACEP, president of the American College of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: