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.

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

Gomes T, Martins D, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Juurlink DN, Shah BR, Mamdani MM, Paterson JM, Law MR. The impact of policies to reduce blood glucose test strip utilization and costs in Canada. Can J Public Health. 2015 Apr 30;106(4):e210-6. Read more

Morgan SG, Law M, Daw JR, Abraham L, Martin D. Estimated cost of universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada. CMAJ. 2015 Apr 21;187(7):491-7. Read more

Hohl CM, McGrail K, Sobolev B. The effect of pharmacist-led medication review in high-risk patients in the emergency department: an evaluation protocol. CMAJ Open. 2015 Jan 13;3(1):E103-10. Read more

Morgan SG, Daw JR, Thomson PA. Pharmaceuticals. In: Marchildon GP, Di Matteo L, editors. Bending the cost curve in health care: Canada's provinces in international perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division; 2014. Read more

Law MR, Kratzer J, Cheng L, Donovan S. Utilization patterns and reimbursement options for diabetes test strips in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; June 2014. Read more

Smolina K, Morgan S. The drivers of overspending on prescription drugs in Quebec. Healthc Policy. 2014 Nov;10(2):19-26. Read more

Zillich AJ, Snyder ME, Frail CK, Lewis JL, Deshotels D, Grove S, Dunham P, Jaynes H, and Sutherland J.M. A randomized controlled pragmatic trial of telephonic medication therapy management to reduce hospitalization in home health patients. Health Serv Res. 2014 Oct;49(5):1537-54. Read more

Daw JR Morgan SG, Collins PA, Abelson J. Framing incremental expansions to public health insurance systems: the case of Canadian pharmacare. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2014 Apr;39(2):295-330. Read more

Moore SE, McGrail KM, Peterson S, Raval MJ, Karimuddin AA, Phang PT, Bressler B, Brown CJ. Infliximab in ulcerative colitis: the impact of preoperative treatment on rates of colectomy and prescribing practices in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Jan;57(1):83-90. Read more

Puyat JH, Daw JR, Cunningham CM, Law MR, Wong ST, Greyson DL, Morgan SG. Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of antipsychotic medication: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2013 Dec;48(12):1861-72. Read more

Morgan S, Smolina K, Mooney D, Raymond C, Bowen M, Gorczynski C, Rutherford K. Canadian Rx atlas. 3rd edition. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Dec 2013. Read more

Balaban DY, Dhalla IA, Law MR, Bell CM. Private expenditures on brand name prescription drugs after generic entry.Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2013 Oct;11(5):523-9. Read more

Mintzes B, Lexchin J, Sutherland JM, Beaulieu MD, Wilkes MS, Durrieu G, Reynolds E. Pharmaceutical sales representatives and patient safety: a comparative prospective study of information quality in Canada, France and the United States. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Oct;28(10):1368-75. Read more