NewS Articles Featuring The Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDeN)


An Overlooked Epidemic: Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs
Kaiser Health News, December 12th, 2017

The other big drug problem: Older people taking too many pills
Washington Post, December 9th, 2017

Fall prevention month: The more medications a patient is on, the more likely they are to fall
Memorial University Gazette, November 15th, 2017

For some people, opioids can actually make pain worse
CBC News, November 4th, 2017

Live interview Dr. Justin Turner on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio
Monday, October 30th, 2017, 4:00-4:30pm ET

Hey doc, can you get me off these meds?
UdeM Nouvelles, September 15th, 2017

‘Deprescribing’ gains support from majority of Canadians over 65, survey shows
News Medical, September 15th, 2017 (also featured herehere and here).

Interview: Deprescribing & Reducing Risky Medications in Aging
Better Health While Aging Podcast, August 24th, 2017. 
Interview with Cara Tannenbaum.

Easy to Start, Hard to Stop: Polypharmacy and Deprescribing
Medscape, June 1st, 2017

Les effets indésirables des médicaments sont plus souvent néfastes pour les femmes (Side effects of medications are often more harmful for women)
Journal de Québec, May 30th, 2017 (available in French only)
Cara Tannenbaum warns that women may experience exaggerated side effects from medications, and explains deprescribing as part of the solution.

Une docteure milite pour diminuer la prise de médicaments chez les aînés (A physician is fighting to reduce medication use among seniors)
L'Express, May 18th, 2017 (available in French only)
Cara Tannenbaum highlights the importance of public outreach about deprescribing and the potentially harmful effects of medications.

Reality check: Do common painkillers increase your risk of heart attack?
Global News, May 10th, 2017
Cara Tannenbaum comments on this study from McGill University on the heightened heart attack risk for patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). See CaDeN's brochure for patients taking NSAIDs.

Grand-maman prend trop de pilules! (Grandma takes too many pills!)
UdeM Nouvelles, May 4th, 2017 (available in French only)
Cara Tannenbaum explains why it's important to talk about overmedication, harmful effects of medications and deprescribing, especially for older adults in French-speaking communities.

« Ai-je vraiment besoin de ce médicament? », une question cruciale
Les Éclaireurs (Radio Canada 95,1 FM), May 2nd, 2017
Interview with Cara Tannenbaum

Reducing inappropriate prescribing easier said than done
CMAJ News, April 25th, 2017
“What the hell are we doing wrong?” asks pharmacist and CaDeN Assistant Scientific Director Justin Turner during the during the 2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Symposium. Justin, CaDeN's policy analyst, Jay Shaw, and CaDeN's Co-Director Jim Silvius discuss policies that can successfully reduce inappropriate prescribing.

Drug Misadventures. Deprescribing partnership integral part of holistic view of medications regimens. Memorial University Gazette. February 24th, 2017. 

Four ways to save money on your prescription medications. The Battlefords News-Optimist, February 7, 2017

Four ways Canadians can save money on prescription meds. The Globe and Mail. January 31, 2017


More is not always better: More drugs mean seniors more likely to land in hospital, says studyNational Post, October 12th, 2016; and Montreal Gazette, October 11th, 2016

When patients take too many drugs, doctors deprescribe. Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, Oct 12, 2016

Perchance to DreamZoomer Magazine. Nov. 18, 2016
Cara Tannenbaum is interviewed in this feature article suggesting 10 strategies for a good night's sleep

When Patients Take Too Many Pills, Doctors Deprescribe. The Wall Street Journal, October 10th, 2016 . Check out the video featuring Cara Tannenbaum.

How 'Deprescribing' Could Change Your Medical Routinewbur 90.9, October 18th, 2016
Barb Farrell and colleagues discussed deprescribing on the live program, On Point, on National Public Radio (NPR).

Deprescribing as Important as PrescribingOttawa Citizen, October 1st, 2016
Barb Farrell talks about the deprescribing guidelines and the work of the Bruyère Research Institute and CaDeN.

New Canadian Network Tackles OverprescribingCMAJ, September 14th, 2016
Cara Tannenbaum and Barb Farrell discuss CaDeN and ongoing research and initiatives that are helping curb risky prescription drug use among seniors.

Multiple medications are a problem for seniors. Here’s how to reduce the risks
Globe and Mail, July 27th, 2016, and Your Health Matters, July 18th, 2016
Paul Taylor of Sunnybrook Hospital tackles a question about seniors, polypharmacy and side effects.

Steve Morgan, Cara Tannenbaum and colleagues published a study on the frequency and cost of inappropriate prescribing in Canadian seniors. The study received important press coverage:

Too much medication a big issue for Canadian seniors. Regina Leader-Post. May 30th, 2016

Alan Cassels: Countering the over-medication of seniors. Times Colonist. May 28th, 2016

Fighting The Overmedication Of Canadian Seniors. Huffington Post. May 26th, 2016

Older women more likely to be prescribed inappropriate drugs: study. The Globe and Mail. May 23rd, 2016

Prescription drug use among seniors far too highCBC News. May 22nd, 2016

OLDER AND WISER: New group helps seniors get off drug train. North Shore News. March 27th 2016.

Public Editor: Rushing a story is the No. 1 cause of errors in journalism. The Globe and Mail. March 17, 2016

Docteur, savez-vous déprescrire? Le Soleil. March 15th, 2016. (available in french only)

Seniors and the benefits of deprescribing medicationsBreakfast Television. City TV. March 1st, 2016
Dr. James Silvius and Dr Barbara Farrell on morning TV, discussing the creation of CaDeN.

Too many seniors taking too many drugsRadio Canada International. March 2, 2016

Canadian seniors dangerously overmedicated, advocates call for change. The Current on CBC Radio. March 07, 2016

Canadian seniors dangerously overmedicated, advocates call for March 7th, 2016

Seniors are given so many drugs, it’s madnessThe Globe and Mail. March 8th, 2016

New network aims to wean seniors off inappropriate prescription drugsOttawa Citizen, February 26th, 2016

More than one-third of long-term care residents prescribed antipsychotics. CTV News. February 25th, 2016

Deprescribing medications for seniors a safety priorityCBC News, February 26th, 2016

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