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 M, Clement F. National Pharmacare: Laying the Groundwork. IRPP Insight No. 51. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy; February 2024. Read more

Wickham ME, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cragg A, Hohl CM. Validating methods used to identify non-adherence adverse drug events in Canadian administrative health data. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2024 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/bcp.16014. Online ahead of print. Read more

Zeitouny S, McGrail K, Tadrous M, Wong ST, Cheng L, Law M. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prescription drug use and costs in British Columbia: a retrospective interrupted time series study. BMJ Open. 2024 Jan 4;14(1):e070031. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070031. Read more

Rebić N, Law MR, Brotto LA, Cragg JJ, De Vera MA. The Intersectional Impact of Cost-Related Non-Adherence and Depression: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey by Sex, Race, and Indigeneity. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Nov 6. doi: 10.1007/s10597-023-01202-1. Online ahead of print. Read more

Johnson KM, Cheng L, Yin Y, Carter R, Chow S, Brigham E, Law MR. Impact of income-based public drug coverage deductibles on adherence to asthma medications. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2023 Oct 21:S1081-1206(23)01345-5. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2023.10.017. Online ahead of print. Read more

Itiola AJ, Cheng L, Zhang W, Gomes T, Shah BR, Law MR. The Impact of Blood Glucose Test Strips Reimbursement Limits on Utilization, Costs, and Health Care Use in British Columbia. Can J Diabetes. 2023 Aug 21:S1499-2671(23)00193-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2023.08.005. Online ahead of print. Read more

Zeitouny S, Cheng L, Wong ST, Tadrous M, McGrail K, Law MR. Prevalence and predictors of primary nonadherence to medications prescribed in primary care. CMAJ. 2023 Aug 8;195(30):E1000-E1009. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.221018. Read more

Cui Z, Karamouzian M, Law M, Hayashi K, Milloy MJ, Kerr T. The Impact of Longitudinal Substance Use Patterns on the Risk of Opioid Agonist Therapy Discontinuation: A Repeated Measures Latent Class Analysis. Int J Ment Health Addict. 2023 Jun. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-023-01098-8. Read more

Romanowski K, Law MR, Karim ME, Campbell JR, Hossain MB, Gilbert M, Cook VJ, Johnston JC. Healthcare utilization after respiratory tuberculosis: a controlled interrupted time series analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 May 9:ciad290. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciad290. Online ahead of print. Read more

Persaud N, Bedard M, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Jüni P, Law MR, Mamdani M, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan SG, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan F, Umali N, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Wu F, Laupacis A; CLEAN Meds study team. Effect of Free Medicine Distribution on Health Care Costs in Canada Over 3 Years: A Secondary Analysis of the CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Health Forum. 2023 May 5;4(5):e231127. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.1127. Read more

Rebić N, Law MR, Cragg J, Brotto LA, Ellis U, Garg R, Park JY, De Vera MA. "What's sex and gender got to do with it?" A scoping review of sex and gender-based analysis in pharmacoepidemiologic studies of medication adherence. Value Health. 2023 Apr 15:S1098-3015(23)02559-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2023.04.002. Online ahead of print. Read more

Morrow RL, Mintzes B, Gray G, Law MR, Garrison S, Dormuth CR. Public reporting of clinical trial findings as an ethical responsibility to participants: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2023 Mar 21;13(3):e068221. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068221. Read more

Nethery E, Law MR, Kotaska A, Janssen PA, Hutcheon JA. The effect of changing screening practices and demographics on the incidence of gestational diabetes in British Columbia, 2005–2019. CMAJ. 2023 Mar 20;195(11):E396-E403. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.221404. Read more

Fejfar D, Andom AT, Msuya M, Jeune MA, Lambert W, Varney PF, Aron MB, Connolly E, Juárez A, Aranda Z, Niyigena A, Cubaka VK, Boima F, Reed V, Law MR, Grépin KA, Mugunga JC, Hedt-Gauthier B, Fulcher I. The impact of COVID-19 and national pandemic responses on health service utilisation in seven low- and middle-income countries. Glob Health Action. 2023 Mar 7;16(1):2178604. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2023.2178604. Read more

Nethery E, Hutcheon JA, Kotaska A, Law MR, Janssen P. Weight gain in pregnancy and infant birthweight after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: an interrupted time series analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Feb;117(2):364-372. doi: 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2022.09.001. Read more

Nisingizwe MP, Makuza JD, Janjua NZ, Bansback N, Hedt-Gauthier B, Serumondo J, Remera E, Law MR. The Cascade of Care for Hepatitis C Treatment in Rwanda: A Retrospective Cohort Study of the 2017–2019 Mass Screening and Treatment Campaign. Viruses. 2023 Feb 28;15(3):661. doi: 10.3390/v15030661. Read more

McClean AR, Cheng L, Bansback N, Clement F, Tadrous M, Harrison M, Law MR. Uptake and spending on biosimilar infliximab and etanercept after new start and switching policies in Canada: An interrupted time series analysis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Feb 8. doi: 10.1002/acr.25099. Online ahead of print. Read more

Nethery E, Hutcheon JA, Kotaska A, Law MR, Janssen PA. Trends in gestational diabetes screening practices in British Columbia from 2005-2019. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2023 Jan 27:S1701-2163(23)00003-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2023.01.002. Online ahead of print. Read more

Laba TL, Worthington HC, Cheng L, Chan FKI, Bansback N, Law MR. The impact of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign on the simultaneous use of angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers: interrupted time-series analysis. CMAJ Open. 2022 Dec 13;10(4):E1059-E1066. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210185. Print 2022 Oct-Dec. Read more

Nethery E, Hutcheon JA, Law MR, Janssen PA. Validation of Insurance Billing Codes for Monitoring Antenatal Screening. Epidemiology. 2023 Mar 1;34(2):265-270. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001569. Epub 2022 Nov 29. Read more