Welcome to the Canadian Deprescribing Network’s website, dedicated to raising awareness about medication safety, deprescribing and safer alternatives to medications considered potentially inappropriate or risky.
By providing the general public and health care professionals with useful information and resources on medication safety, we hope to change perceptions around medication use for a healthier Canada.
Currently, more than one in three Canadian seniors use at least one potentially inappropriate medication, which can lead to health risks, including falls, fractures, hospitalizations and death. People over the age of 65, women and people taking multiple medications are especially at risk. Yet this doesn’t need to be the case. Safer alternatives exist, and and people need to be made aware of them and where to find them.