An innovation in cancer treatment: Do we need proton beam therapy here?

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour There has been a lot of interest lately about a newer type of radiation therapy for treating cancer. Called proton beam...

Weeding through the evidence on medical cannabis

By Dr. Janice Mann We call this column Evidence Matters. The reason is pretty simple. Evidence really does matter when making an important health decision....

Getting a sense of biosimilars

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Treatments called biosimilars have been gradually entering the Canadian pharmaceutical market, adding treatment options for patients with chronic, difficult-to-treat diseases. But...

Worth a shot? A new way to treat opioid addiction

By Dr. Janice Mann When it comes to treating opioid addiction, preventing the severe symptoms of withdrawal – including drug cravings, anxiety, restlessness, diarrhea, sweating,...

A prescription for fluoroquinolones: Cure-all or curse?

By Michael Raj and Dr. Janice Mann Most of us, at some point in our lives, have been prescribed an antibiotic to treat an infection....

Topical NSAIDs: Right where it hurts

By Anna Liang We’ve all likely experienced a fall or injury that caused us some pain. Whether a strain, a sprain, or muscle pain, it’s...

How to treat obstructive sleep apnea: Does the evidence put the issue to bed?

By Sarah Garland You probably know someone who snores. And their snoring may be pretty loud and disruptive. Maybe it’s so disruptive that it’s causing...

Should dialysis at home be an option for more patients?

By Eftyhia Helis One of the most vivid memories of my teenage years is that of my dad, in his late 30s at the time,...

What is the evidence on opioids and pain management?

Delivering on CADTH’s commitment to the opioid crisis By Jonathan Mitchell Canada is the world’s second largest per capita consumer of prescription opioids. The growing rates...

Pharmacological options for treating opioid addiction

By Dr. Janice Mann Opioids are a class of drugs that are prescribed to treat pain, and include codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone (one of the ingredients...

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