The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) awarded 2 million in funding to advance work in medication management.
Medications can improve health and save lives, but they are not without risk. With prescription medication in Ontario costing $10.6 billion per year, new strategies to help patients and healthcare providers choose, use, and remove medications are critical to providing better care and ensuring financial sustainability of the public system.
OPEN was founded in 2013 and is co-led by experts at the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. OPEN is one of Canada’s leading collaborative networks dedicated to medication management with more than 50 researchers and over 100 student and trainee members.