What is Action ADE?

Action ADE is a research project focused on preventing the "adverse drug events" (ADEs) that happen when medications have harmful and unintended consequences. The Action ADE project is part of our larger ADE Research Program.
Many ADEs are preventable

Many ADEs are preventable

Up to 70% of all adverse drug events are consistently identified as preventable, and 30% occur simply because healthcare providers unknowingly re-prescribe & re-dispense drugs that had previously harmed their patient.

Research-based solutions can help prevent repeat ADEs

Research-based solutions can help prevent repeat ADEs

Our project is to research, design, evaluate and implement solutions to help us better capture, share and use ADE information across healthcare settings through effective electronic communication.

More heads are better than one

More heads are better than one

We are a multi-disciplinary team based in Vancouver, collaborating with health care providers, administrators, technology companies, government officials and patients to conduct research on adverse drug events.

ADEs put people's lives at risk

ADEs put people's lives at risk

Adverse drug events have become a leading cause of emergency department visits and unplanned admissions to hospital.

These events cause immeasurable harm to patients and families, and put significant strain on healthcare systems.

Our real ADE stories share examples of preventable, repeat ADEs. Repeat adverse drug events occur when a patient is re-prescribed or re-dispensed a medication that previously caused that patient harm.

Are you interested in researching & implementing a solution to prevent adverse drug events?