Michael R Law

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Money left on the table: generic drug prices in Canada
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Healthc Policy 8:17-25. 2013
  2. pmc Evaluating quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes using electronic health record information in Mexico
    Ricardo Perez-Cuevas
    Division of Social Protection and Health, Inter American Development Bank, Washignton, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:50. 2012
  3. doi Growth in private payments for health care by Canadian households
    Michael R Law
    The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Health Policy 110:141-6. 2013
  4. pmc The effect of cost on adherence to prescription medications in Canada
    Michael R Law
    The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 184:297-302. 2012
  5. doi Despite law, fewer than one in eight completed studies of drugs and biologics are reported on time on ClinicalTrials.gov
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:2338-45. 2011
  6. pmc The short-term impact of Ontario's generic pricing reforms
    Michael R Law
    The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e23030. 2011
  7. doi The sources and popularity of online drug information: an analysis of top search engine results and web page views
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 45:350-6. 2011
  8. pmc Effects of prescription adaptation by pharmacists
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:313. 2010
  9. ncbi Is newer always better? Re-evaluating the benefits of newer pharmaceuticals
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Health Econ 29:743-50. 2010
  10. pmc Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 32:729-41; discussion 716. 2010

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Publications29

  1. pmc Money left on the table: generic drug prices in Canada
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Healthc Policy 8:17-25. 2013
    ..While almost every province has reduced generic drug prices, we have no information on whether these new prices are internationally competitive. Therefore, I compared Canadian prices to those in two other countries...
  2. pmc Evaluating quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes using electronic health record information in Mexico
    Ricardo Perez-Cuevas
    Division of Social Protection and Health, Inter American Development Bank, Washignton, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:50. 2012
    ....
  3. doi Growth in private payments for health care by Canadian households
    Michael R Law
    The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Health Policy 110:141-6. 2013
    ..We quantified recent growth in private payments by Canadian households for health care...
  4. pmc The effect of cost on adherence to prescription medications in Canada
    Michael R Law
    The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 184:297-302. 2012
    ..We determined the prevalence of cost-related nonadherence and investigated its associated characteristics, including whether a person has drug insurance...
  5. doi Despite law, fewer than one in eight completed studies of drugs and biologics are reported on time on ClinicalTrials.gov
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:2338-45. 2011
    ..Congress should also reconsider the three-year delay in reporting results for products that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are in use by patients...
  6. pmc The short-term impact of Ontario's generic pricing reforms
    Michael R Law
    The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 6:e23030. 2011
    ..We quantified the impact of this policy on overall generic drug expenditures in the province, and projected the impact in other provinces had they mimicked this pricing change...
  7. doi The sources and popularity of online drug information: an analysis of top search engine results and web page views
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 45:350-6. 2011
    ..The Internet has become a popular source of health information. However, there is little information on what drug information and which Web sites are being searched...
  8. pmc Effects of prescription adaptation by pharmacists
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:313. 2010
    ..We hypothesize this policy increased drug utilization and drug costs, increased patient adherence to medication, and reduced total healthcare resource use...
  9. ncbi Is newer always better? Re-evaluating the benefits of newer pharmaceuticals
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Health Econ 29:743-50. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Impact of two Medicaid prior-authorization policies on antihypertensive use and costs among Michigan and Indiana residents dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 32:729-41; discussion 716. 2010
    ..However, little is known about the impact of these policies on the use of antihypertensive medicines in the United States...
  11. doi Costs and consequences of direct-to-consumer advertising for clopidogrel in Medicaid
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, The University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 169:1969-74. 2009
    ..Yet, research on how it affects costs is limited. Therefore, we studied clopidogrel, a commonly used and heavily marketed antiplatelet agent, which was first sold in 1998 and first direct-to-consumer advertised in 2001...
  12. pmc Impact of prior authorization on the use and costs of lipid-lowering medications among Michigan and Indiana dual enrollees in Medicaid and Medicare: results of a longitudinal, population-based study
    Christine Y Lu
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 33:135-44. 2011
    ..Some Medicaid programs have adopted prior-authorization (PA) policies that require prescribers to request approval from Medicaid before prescribing drugs not included on a preferred drug list...
  13. doi Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia in Maine Medicaid following a policy change
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w185-95. 2008
    ..AA spending was slightly lower in both states. Observed increases in treatment discontinuities without cost savings suggest that AAs should be exempt from PA for patients with severe mental illnesses...
  14. doi Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of antipsychotic medication: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Joseph H Puyat
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:1861-72. 2013
    ..To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published evidence on ethnic or racial disparities in the outpatient use versus non-use of antipsychotics and in the outpatient use of newer versus older antipsychotics...
  15. ncbi The essential and potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotics across income groups: an analysis of linked administrative data
    Joseph H Puyat
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Can J Psychiatry 57:488-95. 2012
    ..To examine the essential and potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotics across income groups...
  16. ncbi Effect of prior authorization of second-generation antipsychotic agents on pharmacy utilization and reimbursements
    Michael R Law
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:540-6. 2008
    ..Twenty-two states restrict particular dosing forms (injections). This study examined the impact of such restrictions...
  17. ncbi Prescription drug use in pregnancy: a retrospective, population-based study in British Columbia, Canada (2001-2006)
    Jamie R Daw
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Clin Ther 34:239-249.e2. 2012
    ..Owing to the paucity of evidence available on the risks and benefits of drug use in pregnancy, the use of prescription medicines is a concern for both pregnant women and their health care providers...
  18. ncbi A longitudinal study of medication nonadherence and hospitalization risk in schizophrenia
    Michael R Law
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:47-53. 2008
    ..However, such analyses typically measure adherence averaged over long time periods. We investigated the temporal relationship between nonadherence and hospitalization risk using a daily measure of medication availability...
  19. pmc Effect of illicit direct to consumer advertising on use of etanercept, mometasone, and tegaserod in Canada: controlled longitudinal study
    Michael R Law
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 337:a1055. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs in the United States on Canadian prescribing rates for three heavily marketed drugs-etanercept, mometasone, and tegaserod...
  20. doi Here today, gone tomorrow: the issue attention cycle and national print media coverage of prescription drug financing in Canada
    Jamie R Daw
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Health Policy 110:67-75. 2013
    ....
  21. pmc British Columbia hospitals: examination and assessment of payment reform (B-CHeaPR)
    Jason M Sutherland
    University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, B C, V6T 1Z3, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:150. 2011
    ..The second question examines the impact of the change on non-hospital care, including readmission rates, amount of home care provided, and physician expenditures...
  22. ncbi Private expenditures on brand name prescription drugs after generic entry
    Dahlia Y Balaban
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 11:523-9. 2013
    ..Generic drugs offer a less expensive and therapeutically equivalent alternative to brand name drugs. Nevertheless, many Canadian private drug plans continue to pay for brand name drugs even after generics become available...
  23. doi Ethnic disparities in antipsychotic drug use in British Columbia: a cross-sectional retrospective study
    Joseph H Puyat
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1026-31. 2011
    ..This study examined ethnic disparities in antipsychotic therapy in a population with significant Asian representation...
  24. pmc Cost-control mechanisms in Canadian private drug plans
    Jillian Kratzer
    Research Assistant, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Healthc Policy 9:35-43. 2013
    ..These results suggest there are ample opportunities for greater efficiency in private sector drug coverage plans. ..
  25. pmc The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review
    Lindsay Hedden
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, 201 2206 East Mall, V6T 1Z3 Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Hum Resour Health 12:32. 2014
    ..Additional research examining gender differences in practice patterns and scope of work is warranted. ..
  26. pmc The impact of high-deductible health plans on men and women: an analysis of emergency department care
    Katy B Kozhimannil
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Med Care 51:639-45. 2013
    ..Enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) could exacerbate this tendency, but sex-specific responses to HDHPs have not been assessed. We measured the impact of an HDHP separately for men and women...
  27. pmc The geographic accessibility of pharmacies in Nova Scotia
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health Law, Heard, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can Pharm J (Ott) 146:39-46. 2013
    ..Variations in access to primary care have been found between rural and urban areas in Canadian and international jurisdictions. We studied access to community pharmacies in the province of Nova Scotia...
  28. pmc Purchasing prescription drugs in Canada: hang together or hang separately
    Michael R Law
    Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Healthc Policy 6:22-6. 2011
    ..This politically popular strategy would significantly reduce drug expenditures and improve population health...
  29. pmc Geographic accessibility of community pharmacies in ontario
    Michael R Law
    Assistant Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Healthc Policy 6:36-46. 2011
    ..However, there is little information on the current geographic accessibility of pharmacies. Therefore, we studied geographic access to pharmacies and modelled the impact of possible closures...