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

This resource provides caregiving how-tos when managing eldercare at home and using medicines safely.

A useful diary for keeping track of medications and supplements being taken.

This resource provides information on ten medications older adults should use with caution, or gather more information about from their respective health serice provider.

This resource provides tips on how to avoid overmedication and harmful drug reactions as you age.

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. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse publishes a series of reports to simplify the science of research findings for the educated lay public, legislators, educational groups and practitioners. This research report outlines the issue of prescription drug abuse. Information on trends in presecription drug abuse in older adults can be found at the link above.

This clinical reference provides the evidence to support the over-the-counter (OTC) medications time tool medications time tool from the Americal College of Preventive Medicine.

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