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Generation Rx: The Use and Abuse of Prescription Pain Medication

A generation ago, it was considered medical heresy to prescribe strong narcotics to people with chronic pain.  But, a new way of thinking about pain...

Generation Rx - The Role of Doctors in Opioid Abuse

Our town hall entitled "Generation Rx -- The Use and Abuse of Prescription Pain Medication" is just three days away.  According to the Ministry of...

Unifinished Business Show Mailbag

Our Unfinished Business show featured an interview with Scott Wisner, a social worker who has the tricky task of dealing with families of patients who...

Beware of "Off-Label" Prescribing

Regulators like Health Canada approve prescription drugs for specific diseases.  Doctors and other professionals who prescribe medications have had a time-honored right to prescribe drugs...

Sex, Lies and Medical Mistakes Episode

It's been a little more than ten years since the drug Viagra was approved in Canada and the United States. The launch of that little...

Friday Mailbag

Sorry to be late with this week's mail bag. On Tuesday, our team was frantic putting the finishing touches on our townhall 'To Err is...

Pain: a Terrible and Misunderstood Affliction

 In 1931, the French physician and medical missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote, "Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself."  In...

Wednesday Mailbag

Stories about green hospitals aren't as topical as as ones about the persona struggles of patients with MS to bring the Zamboni procedure into mainstream...

WCBA Season Debut

I'm thrilled to say we're back with a new season of new episodes of White Coat, Black Art beginning with today's episode.  And this season,...

Pharma-Sponsored Research: Good News Means Bias

A new study finds that published research paid for by drug companies is more likely than not to be favorable to the company's product.  Researchers...
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