CHSPR Webinar | Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug supply and utilization: Same but different

Mina Tadrous, Women’s College Hospital and University of Toronto

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
12-1 pm PST

The objectives of this seminar are fourfold:

  1. Describe how drug supply is distributed and how drug shortages occur.
  2. Discuss what we have learned from previous drug shortages in Canada and globally.
  3. Examine how COVID has impacted drug utilization in Ontario and globally.
  4. Discuss potential national, provincial and local solutions for this problem.

Mina Tadrous leads research focused on evaluating drug policies and post-marketing surveillance of medications. He works closely with policymakers and uses large data sets to answer questions about medication real-world safety and effectiveness and improving the optimal use of medications. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, a scientist at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV), an investigator with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN), and an ICES adjunct scientist.

This seminar will be conducted via Zoom. Please contact Joyce ( for the link.