Research study – Are you concerned about prescription drug costs?

Purpose of this study:

To investigate and document influences and trends in the costs related to prescription drugs.


Who can participate?

Individuals aged 19+ who have changed their use of prescription drugs due to cost.


What is involved?

Participants are asked the take part in 2 one-on-one interviews. Each interview will last approximately 60-90 minutes, and the second interview is a follow-up, 6-

months after the first. The participants will be asked about their experiences with costs and prescription drugs. Participants will receive a $25 honorarium for each interview.


When does this study take place?

Spring and summer 2014


Where does this study take place/location?

Vancouver – at a time and location that is convenient to participants.


Principal Investigator:

Dr. Michael Law, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

VCH Research Institute Affiliated Investigator


Lead Interview Investigator:

Dr. Laurie Goldsmith

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU


Contact Information:

Jillian Kratzer, Research Coordinator,



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