Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study

Apr. 8, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.

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Prof. Janet Werker, UBC Psychology Dept. Martin Dee photo.

Maternal depression affects language development in babies

Oct. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.

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Coffee and other stimulant drugs may cause high achievers to slack off: UBC study

Mar. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

While stimulants may improve unengaged workers’ performance, a new University of British Columbia study suggests that for others, caffeine and amphetamines can have the opposite effect, causing workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.

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One in ten Canadians cannot afford prescription drugs: UBC study

Jan. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

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Adverse drug events costly to health care system: Vancouver Coastal Health-UBC research

Feb. 25, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Patients who suffer an adverse medical event arising from the use or misuse of medications are more costly to the health care system than other emergency department (ED) patients, say physicians and research scientists at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. Their research, the first to examine the health outcomes and cost of patient care for patients presenting to the ED with adverse drug events, is published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Canadians and Americans get different drug information online: UBC study

Feb. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Canadians and Americans are getting vastly different search results when they look up prescription drug information online, says a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Fears of Ontario pharmacy shortage after slashed generic drug prices unfounded: UBC research

Jan. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia study shows that there are enough pharmacies situated throughout Ontario communities to absorb many closures without negatively affecting geographical accessibility for residents. The research suggests concerns that reducing generic pricing could result in pharmacy shortages are unfounded.

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First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs

Sep. 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouver’s Insite connect clients with addiction treatment, which in turn resulted in greater likelihood of stopping injection drug use for at least six months.

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Long-term use of anti-anxiety drugs continues in B.C. despite known health risks: UBC study

May. 20, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are still being prescribed for extended periods to British Columbian patients – and increasingly so for baby boomers – despite warnings against long-term use, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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Drug ads ineffective for boosting sales, could cost taxpayers: UBC-Harvard study

Nov. 23, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

US Taxpayers may be on the hook for the high cost of drug advertising that does little to boost sales, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia health policy researcher.

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