Michael Law

Publications authored by Michael Law from 2009 to the present are listed here. Older peer-reviewed publications are usually available from individual journals and can be searched for using PubMed. Older reports published by CHSPR (from 1973) are available from the UBC Library cIRcle database. If you cannot find a specific publication, please contact us.


Law MR, Ma T, Fisher J, Sketris IS. Independent pharmacist prescribing in Canada. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2012 Jan;145(1):17-23.e1. Read more

Daw JR, Mintzes B, Law MR, Hanley GE, Morgan SG. Prescription drug use in pregnancy: a retrospective, population-based study in British Columbia, Canada (2001-2006). Clin Ther. 2012 Jan;34(1):239-249.e2. Read more

Morgan S, Cunningham C, Law M. Changes, challenges, and innovations in pharmaceutical expenditure management. Washington (DC): Commonwealth Fund, 2011 International Symposium on Health Care Policy; 2011. Read more

Law MR, Kawasumi Y, Morgan SG. Despite law, fewer than one in eight completed studies of drugs and biologics are reported on time on ClinicalTrials.gov. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Dec;30(12):2338-45. Read more

Mitton C, Dionne F, Masucci L, Wong S, Law S. Innovations in health service organization and delivery in northern rural and remote regions: a review of the literature. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2011;70(5):460-72. Read more

Law MR, Ystma A, Morgan SG. The short-term impact of Ontario's generic pricing reforms. PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e23030. Read more

Puyat JH, Hanley GE, Cunningham CM, Law MR, Wong ST, Sutherland JM, Morgan SG. Ethnic disparities in antipsychotic drug use in British Columbia: a cross-sectional retrospective study. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Sep;62(9):1026-31. Read more

Sutherland JM, McGrail KM, Law MR, Barer ML, Crump RT. British Columbia hospitals: examination and assessment of payment reform (B-CHeaPR). BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Jun 24;11:150. Read more

Law MR, Morgan SG. Purchasing prescription drugs in Canada: hang together or hang separately. Healthc Policy. 2011 May;6(4):22-6. Read more

Law MR, Mintzes B, Morgan SG. The sources and popularity of online drug information: an analysis of top search engine results and web page views. Ann Pharmacother. 2011 Mar;45(3):350-6. Read more

Lu CY, Law MR, Soumerai SB, Graves AJ, LeCates RF, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS. Impact of prior authorization on the use and costs of lipid-lowering medications among Michigan and Indiana dual enrollees in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study. Clin Ther. 2011 Jan;33(1):135-44. Read more

Law MR, Morgan SG, Majumdar SR, Lynd LD, Marra CA. Effects of prescription adaptation by pharmacists.  BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Nov 17;10:313. Read more

Law M, Grépin KA. Is newer always better? Re-evaluating the benefits of newer pharmaceuticals. J Health Econ. 2010 Sep;29(5):743-50. Read more

Law MR, Lu CY, Soumerai SB, Graves AJ, LeCates RF, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS. Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study. Clin Ther. 2010 Apr;32(4):729-41; discussion 716. Read more

McGrail K, Law M, Hébert PC. No more dithering on e-health: let's keep patients safe instead. CMAJ. 2010 Apr 6;182(6):535. Read more

Law MR, Dijkstra A, Douillard JA, Morgan SG. Geographic accessibility of community pharmacies in Ontario. Healthc Policy. 2011 Feb;6(3):36-46. Read more

Law MR, Soumerai SB, Adams AS, Majumdar SR. Costs and consequences of direct-to-consumer advertising for clopidogrel in Medicaid. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Nov 23;169(21):1969-74. Read more

Law MR, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS. A longitudinal study of medication nonadherence and hospitalization risk in schizophrenia. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008 Jan;69(1):47-53. Read more

Law MR, Majumdar SR, Soumerai SB. Effect of illicit direct to consumer advertising on use of etanercept, mometasone, and tegaserod in Canada:controlled longitudinal study. BMJ. 2008 Sep 2;337:a1055. Read more

Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Ball DE, LeCates RF, Law MR, Hughes TE, Chapman D, Adams AS. Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia in Maine Medicaid following a policy change. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 May-Jun;27(3):w185-95. Read more