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Impact of brand drug discount cards on private insurer, government and patient expenditures.

Law MR, Chan FKI, Harrison M, Worthington HC.

CMAJ. 2019 Nov 11;191(45):E1237-E1241. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190098.


Income-related disparities in private prescription drug coverage in Canada.

Bolatova T, Law MR.

CMAJ Open. 2019 Oct 11;7(4):E618-E623. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190085. Print 2019 Oct-Dec.


Effect on Treatment Adherence of Distributing Essential Medicines at No Charge: The CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial.

Persaud N, Bedard M, Boozary AS, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Jüni P, Law MR, Mamdani MM, Manns BJ, Martin D, Morgan SG, Oh PI, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan F, Umali N, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A; Carefully Selected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medicines (CLEAN Meds) Study Team.

JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Oct 7. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4472. [Epub ahead of print]


The impact of the introduction of a formulary into a large Canadian private drug plan: an interrupted time-series analysis.

Cassels A, Law MR.

CMAJ Open. 2019 Jul 18;7(3):E472-E477. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180124. Print 2019 Jul-Sep. Erratum in: CMAJ Open. 2019 Aug 20;7(3):E510.


Cost-related nonadherence to medicines in people with multiple chronic conditions.

Laba TL, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Law MR.

Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019 Jun 20. pii: S1551-7411(19)30381-X. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.06.008. [Epub ahead of print]


Antibiotic prescribing for pediatric respiratory infections: What explains a large variation among physicians?

McKay R, Patrick DM, McGrail K, Law MR.

Can Fam Physician. 2019 Jun;65(6):e278-e291.


Effectiveness of community-based DOTS strategy on tuberculosis treatment success rates in Namibia.

Kibuule D, Rennie TW, Ruswa N, Mavhunga F, Thomas A, Amutenya R, Law MR, Günther G, Ette E, Godman B, Verbeeck RK.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2019 Apr 1;23(4):441-449. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.17.0785.


Effect of a community health worker mHealth monitoring system on uptake of maternal and newborn health services in Rwanda.

Hategeka C, Ruton H, Law MR.

Glob Health Res Policy. 2019 Mar 22;4:8. doi: 10.1186/s41256-019-0098-y. eCollection 2019.


Impact of a household-level deductible on prescription drug use among lower-income adults: a quasi-experimental study.

Law MR, Cheng L, Worthington H, Majumdar SR, McGrail KM, Chan F, Laba TL, Mamdani M.

CMAJ Open. 2019 Mar 29;7(1):E167-E173. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180198. Print 2019 Jan-Mar.


Trends in Providing Out-of-Office, Urgent After-Hours, and On-Call Care in British Columbia.

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL, McCracken R, Barer ML.

Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar;17(2):116-124. doi: 10.1370/afm.2366.


Causes of death among women with epithelial ovarian cancer by length of survival post-diagnosis: a population-based study in British Columbia, Canada.

Arora N, Talhouk A, McAlpine JN, Law MR, Hanley GE.

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 Mar;29(3):593-598. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2018-000040. Epub 2018 Dec 21.


Will the Real Physician Retirees Please Stand Up?

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Ahuja MA, Barer ML.

Healthc Policy. 2018 Nov;14(2):32-39. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2018.25688.


Changes in employer-sponsored private health insurance among retirees in Ontario: a cross-sectional study.

Chan FKI, McGrail K, Majumdar SR, Law MR.

CMAJ Open. 2019 Jan 21;7(1):E15-E22. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180067. Print 2019 Jan-Mar.


Patterns of borrowing to finance out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in Canada: a descriptive analysis.

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Morgan SG, Goldsmith LJ, Dhalla IA, Holbrook AM, Law MR.

CMAJ Open. 2018 Nov 19;6(4):E544-E550. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180063. Print 2018 Oct-Dec.


Long-term mortality among women with epithelial ovarian cancer: a population-based study in British Columbia, Canada.

Arora N, Talhouk A, McAlpine JN, Law MR, Hanley GE.

BMC Cancer. 2018 Oct 25;18(1):1039. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-4970-9.


The impact of an mHealth monitoring system on health care utilization by mothers and children: an evaluation using routine health information in Rwanda.

Ruton H, Musabyimana A, Gaju E, Berhe A, Grépin KA, Ngenzi J, Nzabonimana E, Law MR.

Health Policy Plan. 2018 Oct 1;33(8):920-927. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czy066.


The impact of pharmacy-based immunization services on the likelihood of immunization in the United States.

Patel AR, Breck AB, Law MR.

J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Sep - Oct;58(5):505-514.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2018.05.011. Epub 2018 Aug 1.


The impact of the 2008/2009 financial crisis on specialist physician activity in Canada.

Lavergne MR, Hedden L, Law MR, McGrail K, Ahuja M, Barer M.

Health Econ. 2018 Nov;27(11):1859-1867. doi: 10.1002/hec.3786. Epub 2018 Jun 19.


Assessing the perspectives of users and beneficiaries of a community health worker mHealth tracking system for mothers and children in Rwanda.

Musabyimana A, Ruton H, Gaju E, Berhe A, Grépin KA, Ngenzi J, Nzabonimana E, Hategeka C, Law MR.

PLoS One. 2018 Jun 7;13(6):e0198725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198725. eCollection 2018.


Antibiotics use among Palestine refugees attending UNRWA primary health care centers in Jordan - A cross-sectional study.

Al Baz M, Law MR, Saadeh R.

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Mar - Apr;22:25-29. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2018.02.004. Epub 2018 Feb 16.


The impact of "Option B" on HIV transmission from mother to child in Rwanda: An interrupted time series analysis.

Abimpaye M, Kirk CM, Iyer HS, Gupta N, Remera E, Mugwaneza P, Law MR.

PLoS One. 2018 Feb 16;13(2):e0192910. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192910. eCollection 2018.


The consequences of patient charges for prescription drugs in Canada: a cross-sectional survey.

Law MR, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Goldsmith LJ, Morgan SG, Holbrook AM, Dhalla IA.

CMAJ Open. 2018 Feb 5;6(1):E63-E70. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180008.


Patterns of physician retirement and pre-retirement activity: a population-based cohort study.

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Ahuja MA, Barer ML.

CMAJ. 2017 Dec 11;189(49):E1517-E1523. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170231.


Erectile Dysfunction Medications and Treatment for Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: A Pharmacoepidemiologic Study.

Skeldon SC, Cheng L, Morgan SG, Detsky AS, Goldenberg SL, Law MR.

J Sex Med. 2017 Dec;14(12):1597-1605. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.10.063.


The impact of a physician detailing and sampling program for generic atorvastatin: an interrupted time series analysis.

Worthington HC, Cheng L, Majumdar SR, Morgan SG, Raymond CB, Soumerai SB, Law MR.

Implement Sci. 2017 Nov 25;12(1):141. doi: 10.1186/s13012-017-0671-z.


Effect of incentive payments on chronic disease management and health services use in British Columbia, Canada: Interrupted time series analysis.

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Peterson S, Garrison S, Hurley J, Cheng L, McGrail K.

Health Policy. 2018 Feb;122(2):157-164. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Nov 10.


Understanding the patient experience of cost-related non-adherence to prescription medications through typology development and application.

Goldsmith LJ, Kolhatkar A, Popowich D, Holbrook AM, Morgan SG, Law MR.

Soc Sci Med. 2017 Dec;194:51-59. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.10.007. Epub 2017 Oct 9.


Evidence on the cost-effectiveness of lifelong antiretroviral therapy for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: implications for resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ngambi PG, Kalungia AC, Law MR, Kalemeera F, Truter I, Godman B, Munkombwe D.

Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2017 Oct;17(5):459-467. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2017.1364161. Epub 2017 Aug 11. Review.


Impact of a district-wide health center strengthening intervention on healthcare utilization in rural Rwanda: Use of interrupted time series analysis.

Iyer HS, Hirschhorn LR, Nisingizwe MP, Kamanzi E, Drobac PC, Rwabukwisi FC, Law MR, Muhire A, Rusanganwa V, Basinga P.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 1;12(8):e0182418. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182418. eCollection 2017.


Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults.

Law MR, Cheng L, Worthington H, Mamdani M, McGrail KM, Chan FKI, Majumdar SR.

CMAJ. 2017 May 15;189(19):E690-E696. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.161119.



Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Chan FKI, Harrison M, Law MR.

J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 May - Jun;57(3):298-299. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2017.01.025. Epub 2017 Mar 6. No abstract available.


The authors respond to: letters by Catherine Clelland and Shelley Ross.

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Hurley J, McGrail K.

CMAJ. 2017 Feb 13;189(6):E251. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.732524. No abstract available.


The Cardiovascular Safety of Dutasteride.

Skeldon SC, Macdonald EM, Law MR, Huang A, Paterson JM, Mamdani MM, Juurlink D.

J Urol. 2017 May;197(5):1309-1314. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2016.11.082. Epub 2016 Nov 16.


A population-based analysis of incentive payments to primary care physicians for the care of patients with complex disease.

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Peterson S, Garrison S, Hurley J, Cheng L, McGrail K.

CMAJ. 2016 Oct 18;188(15):E375-E383. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150858. Epub 2016 Aug 15.


The impact of medication reviews by community pharmacists.

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Chan FK, Harrison M, Law MR.

J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2016 Sep-Oct;56(5):513-520.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2016.05.002.


Sex-related Differences in Emergency Department Renal Colic Management: Females Have Fewer Computed Tomography Scans but Similar Outcomes.

Innes GD, Scheuermeyer FX, Law MR, McRae AD, Weber BA, Boyda HN, Lonergan K, Andruchow JE.

Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Oct;23(10):1153-1160. doi: 10.1111/acem.13041.


Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Tract Infections.

McKay R, Mah A, Law MR, McGrail K, Patrick DM.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Jun 20;60(7):4106-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00209-16. Print 2016 Jul. Review.


Examining regional variation in health care spending in British Columbia, Canada.

Lavergne MR, Barer M, Law MR, Wong ST, Peterson S, McGrail K.

Health Policy. 2016 Jul;120(7):739-48. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.04.007. Epub 2016 Apr 20.


The impact of policies to reduce blood glucose test strip utilization and costs in Canada.

Gomes T, Martins D, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Juurlink DN, Shah BR, Mamdani MM, Paterson JM, Law MR.

Can J Public Health. 2015 Apr 30;106(4):e210-6. doi: 10.17269/cjph.106.4788.


Erectile Dysfunction and Undiagnosed Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hypercholesterolemia.

Skeldon SC, Detsky AS, Goldenberg SL, Law MR.

Ann Fam Med. 2015 Jul-Aug;13(4):331-5. doi: 10.1370/afm.1816.


The Impact of Private Insurance Coverage on Prescription Drug Use in Ontario, Canada.

Kratzer J, Cheng L, Allin S, Law MR.

Healthc Policy. 2015 May;10(4):62-74.


Impact of allowing pharmacists to independently renew prescriptions: A population-based study.

Law MR, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Morgan SG, Marra C, Lynd LD, Majumdar SR.

J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2015 Jul-Aug;55(4):398-404. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2015.14262.


Blood pressure-lowering treatment should be based on the level of cardiovascular risk, not on the level of blood pressure.

Law MR.

Evid Based Med. 2015 Feb;20(1):21. doi: 10.1136/ebmed-2014-110102. Epub 2014 Dec 22. No abstract available.


The effect of competing direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns on the use of drugs for benign prostatic hyperplasia: time series analysis.

Skeldon SC, Kozhimannil KB, Majumdar SR, Law MR.

J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr;30(4):514-20. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-3063-y. Epub 2014 Oct 23.


The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review.

Hedden L, Barer ML, Cardiff K, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL.

Hum Resour Health. 2014 Jun 4;12:32. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-12-32. Review.


Trends in out-of-pocket health care expenditures in Canada, by household income, 1997 to 2009.

Sanmartin C, Hennessy D, Lu Y, Law MR.

Health Rep. 2014 Apr;25(4):13-7.


The characteristics and fulfillment of conditional prescription drug approvals in Canada.

Law MR.

Health Policy. 2014 Jun;116(2-3):154-61. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Mar 15.


The increasing inefficiency of private health insurance in Canada.

Law MR, Kratzer J, Dhalla IA.

CMAJ. 2014 Sep 2;186(12):E470-4. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.130913. Epub 2014 Mar 24. No abstract available.


Cochrane report on lowering blood pressure.

Wald NJ, Law MR.

J Med Screen. 2014 Mar;21(1):3-4. doi: 10.1177/0969141314525368. No abstract available.


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