About the PharmacoEpidemiology Group (PEG)
Appropriate use of drugs is a central aspect of health care. The research program at the PharmacoEpidemiology Group (PEG) provides a setting for a wide range of activities related to the use and outcomes of prescription drugs.
PEG uses epidemiological methods to analyze linked administrative data in British Columbia from PharmaNet, Medical Service Plan, and hospitals to answer important questions unaddressed in clinical trials. Our work includes evaluation of policies and educational interventions, monitoring of drug utilization, innovations in research methodology, and analysis of prescription drug safety and effectiveness.