Commonly Asked Question – What are the Drug Interactions with Cannabis?

I have been writing quite a few programs over the last few months on cannabis.  One of the most common questions that I get is on drug interactions with cannabis.  The Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the cannabinoids developed by Health Canada is a great starting point if you have questions […]

Commonly Asked Questions – Anti-Obesity Pharmacotherapy

Obesity is a Chronic Disease Over the last year I have had the pleasure of working on a number of obesity programs.  Obesity is now viewed as a chronic, progressive disease state by most medical groups across the world.  Clinicians have to start to treat obesity as a chronic disease versus just a lack of […]

Commonly Asked Questions – What do I have to know about Shingrix (Recombinant Zoster Vaccine)?

I have been presenting on vaccines for the last few weeks.  I had a few questions on Shingrix.  The updated NACI statement on herpes zoster was published earlier this year, and has been integrated into the Canadian Immunization Guide.  I thought I would review some of the questions I am commonly asked about Shingrix. Should […]

Commonly Asked Questions – Asthma Control Assessment

Commonly Asked Questions – Asthma Control Assessment I worked on an asthma program this last weekend.  I was reviewing the GINA asthma guidelines for this project.  They have simplified the assessment of asthma control and allow us to assess if the person with asthma is fully controlled, partially controlled or uncontrolled in a matter of […]