Read about OPEN and its research projects in the media and in specialist publications and newsletters.

If you’re interested in our research findings, please see our journal publications and oral and poster presentations.

2017 coverage

PRIME study gains international, May 3, 2017.

Murdoch L-A. MedsCheck Diabetes: Study examines first 3.5 years in, April 11, 2017.

2016 coverage

Felix S. OPEN researchers studying vaccine hesitancy in community, October 24, 2016.

Ruffell B. U of T appoints Lisa Dolovich as new OCP Professor in Pharmacy Practice., October 19, 2016.

Wick JY. When it comes to flu shots, do pharmacists practice what they preach? Pharmacy Times, August 22, 2016.

More OPEN findings at OPA conference. Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Newsletter, July 2016.

Picard A. Seniors are given so many drugs, it’s madness. The Globe and Mail, March 8, 2016 (updated March 9, 2016).

Tremonti AM. Canadian seniors dangerously overmedicated, advocates call for change. The Current, March 7, 2016.

Butler D. New network aims to wean seniors off inappropriate prescription drugs. The Ottawa Citizen, February 26, 2016 (updated February 27, 2016).

Butler D. Deprescribing seniors. The Ottawa Sun, February 26, 2016.

Canada AM. Issue of ‘de-prescribing’ seniors. CTV New Video Network, February 25, 2016.

Commisso C. More than one-third of long-term care residents prescribed antipsychotics., February 25, 2016 (updated February 26, 2016).

Picard M. L’Institut de recherche Bruyère. INFOS Unique FM, February 22, 2016.

Felix S. Changes coming to MedsCheck in Ontario., February 3, 2016.

Wood V. So — How are we doing? Pharmacy Practice+, 3(1) February 2016.

2015 coverage

New guidelines may help reduce medication use among seniors. News Medical: Life Sciences and Medicine, December 11, 2015.

Desjardins C. A prescription to improve drug-related health. Concordia News, December 10, 2015.

Pharmacists prove essential in influenza immunization battle. School of Pharmacy News, December 2, 2015.

Federal government funds interdisciplinary program to curb opioid misuse. University of Waterloo Science News, October 19, 2015.

Zeigler B. Blake Ziegler looks at the science of pharmacy., September 24, 2015.

Violette R. “OPEN”ing the door to a better understanding of medication management in Ontario. Pharm Connection, 2015;22(4):36–37.

Smoking cessation results in Ontario. Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Newsletter, April 2015.

Only one-third of Ontario pharmacies participate in smoking cessation program. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) At a Glance newsletter, January 2015.

2014 coverage

Ruffell B. Summit showcases pharmacy services research., October 10, 2014.

A report card for pharmacy services. Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Newsletter, October 2014.

Ontario OPENs door to research. Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Newsletter, April 2014.

Felix S. Ontario study to evaluate pharmacist-administered flu shots., February 19, 2014.

2013 coverage

Cross C. Introducing deprescribing into culture of medication. Canadian Medical Association Journal News, August 12, 2013.

Cook M. “De-prescribing” guidelines aim to cut drug use in seniors. The Ottawa Citizen, July 3, 2013.

OPEN’s launch

open research projectsOPEN was launched on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.

The event was covered by the University of Waterloo and McMaster University — the educational institutions at which OPEN’s co-leaders, Nancy Waite and Lisa Dolovich, have their respective academic appointments — and by various media outlets.

University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy
Research team co-led by Dr. Nancy Waite awarded $5.7 million

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

Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Researchers awarded $5.7 million to study pharmacist-led medication services to improve health of Ontarians

University of Toronto, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration

570 News
Local researchers get $5.7 million in funding

CBC Radio, Kitchener-Waterloo
Pharmacy research at UW, McMaster gets $5.7M boost

Hamilton Spectator
Mac gets $5.7 million grant
Felix S. Ontario gives $5.7 million in funding to pharmacy research team. June 4, 2013.