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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.

Jason Busse, 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 guideline (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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