RxFiles Newsletter History


Newsletter Topic

Oct. 2018

Cannabinoids/ Medical Cannabis

Aug. 2018

Tapering Opioids Using Motivational Interviewing

May 2018

Tapering Opioids

Nov. 2017

Chronic Pain Treatment Colour Chart - Comparison of Benefits & Harms

Nov. 2017

Prescribing Opioids Safely in Chronic Pain

Oct. 2017

Pain Management & Opioids

Aug. 2017

CFP Article – Management of Impetigo and Cellulitis

May. 2017

CFP Article – Triple Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Coronary Stents

Apr. 2017

Antibiotics & Common Infections: Part 2

   -Oral Antibiotics: Expanded

   -Uncomplicated Cystitis in Women

   -Skin and Soft Tissue Infection

   -Beta-Lactam Allergies
   -Antibiotics: Potential Harms

Nov. 2016

CFP Article – Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Coronary Stent Insertion

Oct. 2016

Antibiotics & Common Infections: Part 1

   -Oral Antibiotics: Expanded

   -Acute Bronchitis

   -Community Acquired Pneumonia


mAug. 2016

CFP Article – Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Secondary Stroke Prevention

May. 2016

Pharmacologic Management of COPD

Mar. 2016

Making Goldilocks Happy: Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) and Triple Therapy for Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Indications

Oct. 2015

COPD: New Drugs, New Devices and Considerations for Best Practice

Aug. 2015

Abnormal uterine bleeding: Taking the stress out of controlling the flow

May 2015

PPI Deprescribing: Approaches for stopping or dose reduction of PPIs in those who may not need lifelong treatment

Oct. 2014

Dementia Overview: Cognitive and Behavioural Tx

May 2014

CFP Article – Hypertension in the Elderly

May 2014

Geri-RxFiles – Hypertension Highlights

Apr. 2014

Geri-RxFiles – Pain Management in Older Adults

Apr. 2014

An Introduction to the Various Types of Dementia, Their Management & Treatment

Oct. 2013

Optimizing Drug Therapy in Older Adults

Aug. 2013

CFP Article – Warfarin: Its Highs and Lows

Feb. 2013

CFP Article – Rate versus Rhythm Control in Atrial Fibrillation

Jan. 2013

Atrial Fibrillation: New Anticoagulants? Rate or Rhythm Control?

Oct. 2012

Management of Constipation Chart

Aug. 2012

CFP Article – Oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

July 2012

Atrial Fibrillation Chart

May 2012

Article for CFP - Diabetes in the Frail Elderly

Mar. 2012

Peri-Pregnancy Newsletter and Chart

Feb 2012

Article for CFP -Approach to the management of idiopathic hirsutism

Dec. 2011

Article for CFP- Behaviour Management in Dementia

Oct. 2011

Behaviour Management in Dementia: Where Do Antipsychotics Fit?

Aug. 2011

Article for CFP - Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

May 2011

Article for CFP – Navigating the Complexity of Ulcerative Colitis

Mar. 2011

Opioids in Chronic Non-cancer Pain

Dec. 2010

Article for CFP – Targeting Success in Heart Failure: Evidence-Based Management

Oct. 2010

Osteoporosis, Vitamin D, SMBG & Anti-infectives

Sept. 2010

Article for CFP – Taking the Stress Out of Treating Erectile Dysfunction

Apr. 2010

Onychomycosis Treatment Newsletter and Antifungal Drug Chart

Mar. 2010

Article for CFP – Essential Tremor

Dec. 2009

Article for CFP – Gout

Oct. 2009


Sept. 2009

Article for CFP – ADHD

June 2009

Article for CFP – Insulin & T2DM

May 2009

Chronic Heart Failure – Improving Outcomes and Preventing Admissions

Mar. 2009

Article for CFP – Acne

Oct. 2008

Type 2 Diabetes Update & Focus on Insulin Management Issues

Aug. 2008

ADHD Drug Therapy

Mar. 2008

Overactive Bladder & Urinary Incontinence Comparison

Mar. 2008

Nausea & Vomiting Treatment Options*

Feb. 2008

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Sept. 2007

Navigating Acid Suppression Options – Optimal PPI Therapy

Mar. 2007

Acne Therapy

Oct. 2006

Weight Loss Drugs & Smoking Cessation

Mar. 2006

Asthma Treatment – Questions, Tips, Pearls, & Comparisons

∙ See also: Asthma Trials Summary (2006)

Oct. 2005

Opioids in Chronic Non-Malignant Pain – Troubleshooting Therapy Issues

June 2005

Parkinson’s Disease – Tips, Pearls & Comparisons

Feb. 2005

Fluoroquinolones – “Too Valuable to Overuse”

Oct. 2004

Post-MI: Troubleshooting Practical Issues

May 2004

Drug Resources for Hand-held PDA (Revised Mar. 2006)

Jan. 2004

Intranasal Corticosteroids & Allergic Rhinitis

Jan 2004

OTC (Over-The-Counter) Products for Common Dermatological Conditions

May 2003

Drug Therapy Issues:

-          Androgens in the Aging Male

-          Topical Steroids on the Face

-          Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting

Feb. 2003

Hypertension Update: Is anyone leaving samples of thiazide diuretics?

∙ See also: Comprehensive Trials Summary, Antihypertensive Trials

Sept. 2002

HRT: Alternatives in Light of the WHI

∙ See also: HRT in Light of the WHI – Data in Perspective (Q&A, 2002)

HRT – Age & the WHI (Q&A, 2002)

May 2002

COXIB’s in Clinical Practice: Towards a Saskatchewan Consensus

∙ See also: COX-2 Inhibitor Trials Summary

Feb. 2002

Lipid-Lowering Agents

∙ See also: Comprehensive Trials Summary, Lipid-Lowering Trials

Monitoring Creatine Kinase in Patients on Statin Therapy (Q&A, 2002)

Oct. 2001

Agents for Type II Diabetes

∙ See also: Comprehensive Trials Summary, Diabetes Trials

Hypoglycemic Drug Interactions (Q&A, 2001)

Renal Function Monitoring in Diabetes (Q&A, 2001)

July 2001

Glaucoma: Topical Treatment Tips

May 2001

Psychotropic Drugs in the Elderly

∙ See also: Pharmacological Treatment of Hypersexuality*

Feb. 2001

Acute Otitis Media

Jan. 2001

Community Acquired Pneumonia

∙ See also: CAP Pocket Prediction Card/CURB-65 Assessment

Sept. 2000

Drugs for Influenza

∙ See also: What To Do About the Flu – A Patient’s Guide (2000)

Influenza Overview – Antivirals for H1N1 (2010)

May 2000

Asthma Pharmacotherapy

∙ See also: Asthma (Q&A, 2000)

Asthma – Risk vs. Benefit of Alternative Therapies (Q&A, 2000)

COPD – Pharmacotherapy Overview (Q&A, 2000)

COPD & Corticosteroids (Q&A, 2000)

Mar. 2000

Alternatives to Nifedipine in the Oral Treatment of Hypertensive

  Urgencies (Q&A, 1998)

Jan. 2000

COX-2 Inhibitors & NSAID Comparison*

∙ See also: COX-2 Inhibitor Trials Summary

Meloxicam Update (Q&A 2001)

Brexidol Uncloaked! (Q&A, 2000)

Back Pain Treatment (2008)

Jan. 2000

Hormonal Contraception

∙ See also: Diane 35 (Q&A, 2000)

Sept. 1999

Postmenopausal Pharmacotherapy

∙ See also: “Natural” Hormone Replacement Therapy (Q&A, 1999)

Chronic Unopposed Vaginal Estrogen Therapy (Q&A, 1999)

May 1999

Gastric Acid Suppression

Mar. 1999

H. Pylori Eradication Regimens

Oct. 1998

Antidepressant Agents

∙ See also: Is Fluoxetine Effective in the Treatment of PMS? (Q&A, 1998)

St. John’s Wort in the Treatment of Depression (Q&A, 1998)

Can ZYBAN(Bupropion) Be Given With SSRI’s? (Q&A, 2006)

May 1998

Topical Corticosteroids

Apr. 1998

Beta Blockers

Dec. 1997

Calcium Channel Blockers

Oct. 1997

ACE-Inhibitors & Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

July 1997

NSAIDs – Dare to Compare

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