HealthinAging.org, created by the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation, to provide consumers and caregivers with up-to-date information on health and aging. Overseen by a team of experts on caring for older adults, HealthinAging.org content is based on resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed for its professional members.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada is an independent national not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement of medication safety in all healthcare settings. ISMP Canada works collaboratively with the healthcare community, regulatory agencies and policy makers, provincial, national and international patient safety organizations, the pharmaceutical industry and the public to promote safe medication practices. ISMP Canada's mandate includes analyzing medication incidents, making recommendations for the prevention of harmful medication incidents, and facilitating quality improvement initiatives. Information about ISMP Canada's work with Canadians to prevent medication incidents is available at: www.ismp-canada.org; and also at www.SafeMedicationUse.ca, a website designed for consumers.
This information sheet provides information on the dangers of purchasing prescription drugs online. It also gives information on the status of internet pharmacy in Canada as well as tips on how to minimize your risk.
This report focuses on prescribed drug expenditure, which accounts for 85.0% of drug spending in Canada. The first section provides an overview of prescribed drug spending using CIHI’s National Health Expenditure Database (NHEX) data. The second section looks more in-depth at public drug program spending using data from CIHI’s National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) Database. 55 pages
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released its second updated and expanded Beers Criteria - lists of potentially inappropriate medications for older adults - and one of the most frequently cited reference tools in the field of geriatrics.