About CLEAN Meds

We are testing the effects of providing patients with free and convenient access to a carefully selected set of medications. This is a randomized controlled trial where half of the participants are randomly put into the group that gets free medications, while the other half are randomly put into the group that has their usual access to medications. The group that gets free medications will have those medications sent to their home or another address that they choose, although medications that need to be started right away will be provided in clinic. 

By comparing people in the two groups we can determine the effects of free and convenient access to medications on whether or not people take their medications as instructed, whether the medications are prescribed properly, how well diseases (including diabetes and high blood pressure) are controlled, and costs. We will also ask people about their experiences during the study. 

The study is active at several sites in Ontario: 

  • Health Centre at 80 Bond (Academic Family Health Team at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto)
  • Health Centre at 410 (Academic Family Health Team at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto)
  • St. Jamestown Health Centre (Academic Family Health Team at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto)
  • Family Practice Unit at 61 Queen (Academic Family Health Team at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto)
  • Assiginack Family Health Team (Manitoulin Island, Manitowaning)
  • Huron Shores Academic Family Health Team (Blind River)
  • Manitoulin Central Family Health Team (Mindemoya)