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.


Gali B, Eyawo O, Hull MW, Samji H, Zhang W, Sereda P, Lima VD, McGrail K, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS, Moore D; COAST Study Team. Incidence of select chronic co-morbidities among a population-based cohort of HIV-positive individuals receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. Curr Med Res Opin. 2019 Jul 18:1. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Cassels A, Law MR. The impact of the introduction of a formulary into a large Canadian private drug plan: an interrupted time-series analysis. CMAJ Open. 2019 Jul 18;7(3):E472-E477. Read more

Laba TL, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Law MR. Cost-related nonadherence to medicines in people with multiple chronic conditions. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Worthington H, Majumdar SR, McGrail KM, Chan F, Laba TL, Mamdani M. Impact of a household-level deductible on prescription drug use among lower-income adults: a quasi-experimental study. CMAJ Open. 2019 Mar 29;7(1):E167-E173. Read more

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Morgan SG, Goldsmith LJ, Dhalla IA, Holbrook AM, Law MR. Patterns of borrowing to finance out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in Canada: a descriptive analysis. CMAJ Open. 2018 Nov 19;6(4):E544-E550. Read more

Patel AR, Breck AB, Law MR. The impact of pharmacy-based immunization services on the likelihood of immunization in the United States. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law M, Kolhatkar A. The Nanos Survey on Drug Affordability is Flawed. Here’s Why. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Mar 6, 2018. Read more

Al Baz M, Law MR, Saadeh R. Antibiotics use among Palestine refugees attending UNRWA primary health care centers in Jordan - A cross-sectional study. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Goldsmith LJ, Morgan SG, Holbrook AM, Dhalla IA. The consequences of patient charges for prescription drugs in Canada: a cross-sectional survey. CMAJ Open. 2018 Feb 5;6(1):E63-E70. Read more

Skeldon SC, Cheng L, Morgan SG, Detsky AS, Goldenberg SL, Law MR. Erectile Dysfunction Medications and Treatment for Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: A Pharmacoepidemiologic Study. J Sex Med. 2017 Dec;14(12):1597-1605. Read more

Worthington HC, Cheng L, Majumdar SR, Morgan SG, Raymond CB, Soumerai SB, Law MR. The impact of a physician detailing and sampling program for generic atorvastatin: an interrupted time series analysis. Implement Sci. 2017 Nov 25;12(1):141. Read more

Ho H. Impact of public prescription drug coverage on newer hepatitis C medicines in British Columbia (T). University of British Columbia; 2017. Read more

McKay R. In search of improved approaches to antibiotic stewardship : can we explain variations in physician practice patterns related to outpatient infection management? (T). University of British Columbia; 2017. Read more

Goldsmith LJ, Kolhatkar A, Popowich D, Holbrook AM, Morgan SG, Law MR. Understanding the patient experience of cost-related non-adherence to prescription medications through typology development and application. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Oct 9;194:51-59. Read more

Ngambi PG, Kalungia AC, Law MR, Kalemeera F, Truter I, Godman B, Munkombwe D. Evidence on the cost-effectiveness of lifelong antiretroviral therapy for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: implications for resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2017 Oct;17(5):459-467. Read more

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

Chan FKI. An examination of influences on prescription drug use amongst older adults with and without chronic illness in two Canadian provinces (T). University of British Columbia; 2017. 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