National Pensioners’ Federation Past President and longstanding CaDeN member on why deprescribing speaks to Canadian seniors, and what needs doing next.
By Jennie Herbin, Community Engagement Coordinator, Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDeN)
This interview has been edited and condensed.
Herb John was waiting to board a plane to Ottawa for a Canadian Transportation Agency meeting when I caught him on the phone this weekend. He’d only just returned from Regina, where he’d attended the 2018 National Pensioners’ Federation (NPF) Convention, and was now off again. This type of schedule is not unusual for the busy volunteers I am lucky to work with.