Barbara ­Farrell, PharmD

Barbara ­Farrell, PharmD, assistant professor in the department of family medicine, University of Ottawa and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, both in Canada. She was named Pharmacist of the Year by the Canadian Pharmacist Association in 2011 and is cofounder of the Canadian Deprescribing Network. Follow her research team on Twitter (­@deprescribing).

Personal Safety

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Drug Interactions

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