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Medication Appropriateness

The context

In a recent supplementary mandate letter to the Hon. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, Prime Minister Trudeau urged the Minister to " ... accelerate steps to achieve a national, universal pharmacare program."

Why we need to act now

Currently, there are active discussions in the media around the topic of pharmacare and what it should look like. While the conversation has mostly focused on the cost and access to medications, medication appropriateness needs to be added to this discussion. As a member of ACER-CART, we encourage you to have your voice heard and share this important message now.

Did you know?

  • 2 out of 3 Canadians (66%) over the age of 65 take at least 5 different prescription medications.

  • 1 in 2 Canadians (49%) over the age of 65 take a prescription medication that is considered potentially inappropriate because the risk of harm outweighs the potential benefit and safer drug or non-drug alternatives exist.

There is an urgent need for the government of Canada to establish a medication appropriateness strategy for planned and coordinated efforts to fight over-prescribing and the use of inappropriate medications that place older adults at risk of harmful side effects such as falls, fractures, memory problems, and hospitalizations.

What can you do?

As a member of ACER-CART , you can contact your political representatives and policymakers about this important issue. The Canadian Deprescribing Network prepared a letter that you can adapt and send right now. We encourage you to correctly address and send to your political representatives or policymakers. For more information, visit



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