Researchers awarded $5.7 million to study pharmacist-led medication services to improve health of Ontarians

Friday, May 31, 2013

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, May 31, 2013) — Researchers from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University received $5.7 million in funding today to study how to make the use of drugs more effective for patients and health-care professionals.

The funding, provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) through the Health System Research Fund program, allows researchers across Ontario to study the effectiveness of provincial pharmacist-led medication programs. The team's goal is to study the quality, outcomes and value of pharmacist services and improve medication use.