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The new Canadian guideline presents evidence-based recommendations for prescribing of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain, including maximum dose recommendations, avoiding opioids in high-risk populations, and guidance for tapering.

, Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University and researcher with the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, co-authored the  (open access). In this podcast, he speaks with Dr. Diane Kelsall, interim editor-in-chief, CMAJ, and explains the recommendations.

Listen to the author interview:

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The March 3rd issue summary podcast is presented by Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor, and Dr. Domhnall MacAuley, associate editor.

Dr. Patrick and Dr. MacAuley discuss the following:

  • Seasonal variation of nocturnal leg cramps
  • Concerns over the use of quinine to treat leg cramps
  • Quality indicators of pharmacotherapy
  • Dangers of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole co-prescribed with spironolactone
  • IV immunoglobulin as therapy
  • Human myiasis in Canada
  • Use of primary care EMR data for research
  • What's happening on CMAJ Blogs

And more...


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