Pharmaceutical Policy

Publications authored by CHSPR faculty and staff 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.


McCracken R, McCormack J, McGregor M, Wong ST, Garrison S. Associations between polypharmacy and treatment intensity for hypertension and diabetes: a cross-sectional study of nursing home patients in British Columbia, Canada. BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 11;7(8):e017430. Read more

Persaud N, Lee T, Ahmad H, Li W, Taglione MS, Rajakulasingam Y, Umali N, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Jüni P, Law M, Mamdani MM, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan S, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan FM, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of providing essential medicines at no charge: the Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medicines (CLEAN Meds) trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 12;7(5):e015686. Read more

Morkem R, Williamson T, Patten S, Queenan JA, Wong ST, Manca D, Barber D. Trends in antidepressant prescribing to children and adolescents in Canadian primary care: A time‐series analysis. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2017 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law M, Cheng L, Worthington H, Mamdani M, McGrail K, Chan F, Majumdar S. Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults. 2017 May 15; 189(19). Read more

Maginley KS. Hormonal contraceptive use in Canada : levels, trends, and determinants among reproductive-aged women in British Columbia (T). University of British Columbia; 2017. Read more

Hohl CM, Partovi N, Ghement I, Wickham ME, McGrail K, Reddekopp LN, Sobolev B. Impact of early in-hospital medication review by clinical pharmacists on health services utilization. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 13;12(2):e0170495. Read more

Skeldon SC, Macdonald EM, Law MR, Huang A, Paterson JM, Mamdani MM, Juurlink D. The cardiovascular safety of dutasteride. The Journal of urology. 2017 May 31;197(5):1309-14. Read more

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Chan F, Harrison M, Law M. The impact of medication reviews by community pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2016:56(5):513-20. Read more

McKay R, Mah A, Law M, McGrail K, Patrick DM. Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Tract Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016;60(7):4106–18. Read more

Gladstone EJ, Smolina K, Weymann D, Rutherford K, Morgan SG. Geographic Variations in Prescription Opioid Dispensations and Deaths Among Women and Men in British Columbia, Canada. Med Care. 2015 Nov;53(11):954-9. Read more

Smolina K, Ball L, Humphries KH, Khan N, Morgan SG. Sex Disparities in Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Pharmacologic Treatment Initiation and Adherence: Problem for Young Women. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015;8(6):586–92. Read more

Worthington H, Law M. Sticker Shock: Finding value in an era of high-cost drugs: Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2015. Read more

Smolina K, Gladstone E, Morgan S. Pharmaceutical opioid monitoring and surveillance in British Columbia: Current state and future directions. Vancouver, BC: UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, 2015. Read more

Gladstone EJ, Smolina K, Morgan SG. Trends and sex differences in prescription opioid deaths in British Columbia, Canada. Inj Prev. 2016 Aug;22(4):288–90. Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Morgan SG, Marra C, Lynd LD, Majumdar SR. Impact of allowing pharmacists to independently renew prescriptions: A population-based study. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2015 Jul 1;55(4):398-404. Read more

Zillich AJ, Jaynes HA, Bex SD, Boldt AS, Walston CM, Ramsey DC, Sutherland JM, Bravata DM. Evaluation of pharmacist care for hypertension in the Veterans Affairs patient-centered medical home: a retrospective case-control study. Am J Med. 2015 May;128(5):539.e1-6.  Read more

Smolina K, Hanley GE, Mintzes B, Oberlander TF, Morgan S. Trends and Determinants of Prescription Drug Use during Pregnancy and Postpartum in British Columbia, 2002-2011: A Population-Based Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2015 May 26;10(5):e0128312. Read more

Smolina K, Weymann D, Morgan S, Ross C, Carleton B. Association between regulatory advisories and codeine prescribing to postpartum women. JAMA. 2015 May 12;313(18):1861-2. Read more

Kratzer J, Cheng L, Allin S, Law MR. The Impact of Private Insurance Coverage on Prescription Drug Use in Ontario, Canada. Healthc Policy. 2015 May;10(4):62-74. Read more

Skeldon SC, Kozhimannil KB, Majumdar SR, Law MR. The effect of competing direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns on the use of drugs for benign prostatic hyperplasia: time series analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr;30(4):514-20.  Read more