Epidemiology Research Axis

DRUG SAFETY: Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 10,000
    Estimates are that 10,000 Canadians die and about 150,000 are hospitalized each year because of adverse drug reactions
  • $25 billion +
    Amount spent annually on prescription drugs in Canada
  • 13,000
    Number of prescription and non-prescription drugs available on the Canadian market
  • 2.2 million
    Number of 'serious' adverse drug reactions that occur annually in North-American hospitals
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: Ongoing

Support the work of Drs. Azoulay and Suissa and their fellow researchers in the Epidemiology Research Axis in the Lady Davis Institute and contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice and standards of care.