What is cannabis/cannabinoids?
How does cannabis work?
How is cannabis used?
Is there evidence to support the use of cannabis for anxiety disorders?
What are the risks associated with cannabis use?
How can the risks of harm from cannabis use be minimized?
What are some talking points to consider for patients using cannabis for anxiety?
What is the role for psychological treatment in anxiety?
How are antidepressants (SSRI/SNRIs) dosed for an anxiety disorder?
How long is an adequate antidepressant (SSRI/SNRI) trial for an anxiety disorder?
What is the evidence for select 2nd or 3rd line pharmacological options in treating anxiety?
What is the role of beta-blockers in treating anxiety?
What is the role of vortioxetine TRINTELLIX in treating anxiety?
What is the role of hydroxyzine in treating anxiety?
What is the role of antipsychotics in treating anxiety?
What is the role of cannabis in treating anxiety?
How is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) treated?
How is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treated?
How is anxiety with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treated?
Which anti-anxiety medications are safest during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?
Are the newer antidepressants vortioxetine (TRINTELLIX), vilazodone (VIIBRYD), and levomilnacipran (FETZIMA) any better than pre-existing antidepressants?
What are important considerations in the management of antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction?
What is the evidence for atypical antipsychotics or lithium as adjunctive therapy?
Do intranasal esketamine (SPRAVATO) or intranasal racemic ketamine have a role in treatment-resistant depression?
What is methamphetamine?
How is methamphetamine available on the street?
How is methamphetamine used?
What are the immediate or acute effects of methamphetamine use?
How long do the acute effects of methamphetamine use last?
How do people feel when the acute effects of methamphetamine wear off?
Who is at risk for methamphetamine use?
What is the difference between methamphetamine and amphetamine?
How does methamphetamine differ from cocaine?
What are some of the long-term health effects of methamphetamine use?
How is alcohol use disorder defined?
What is the mechanism of action of alcohol as a drug?
How do medications for AUD work?
When should medications for AUD be prescribed?
Is there evidence for the use of AUD medications in a patient who has MILD AUD?
Is abstinence always the goal of treatment when using medications for AUD?
What is the best medication to prescribe for AUD?
How do the first-line agents naltrexone and acamprosate compare?
Who is most likely to benefit from treatment with either naltrexone or acamprosate?
Can I combine naltrexone and acamprosate?
Can naltrexone be used PRN?
How long should medications for AUD be prescribed (i.e., what’s the usual duration of treatment)?
What are the symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome?
How can I determine who can be safely managed as an outpatient?
How can I determine if my patient is experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms?
What type of supportive care should be offered to patients with mild alcohol withdrawal?
Which medications are recommended for mild alcohol withdrawal?
Which medications are recommended for moderate alcohol withdrawal symptoms?
Which medications are recommended as adjunctive tx to benzodiazepines for withdrawal?
What is the risk of serotonin syndrome when a triptan is prescribed concomitantly with an SSRI?
Which acute migraine medications are safe for use in pregnancy?
Fremanezumab (CGRP antagonist) for migraine prophylaxis: what is the dosing, benefits, risks, and cost?
What is the evidence for using ACEIs and ARBs for migraine prophylaxis?
What are the risk factors for developing medication overuse headache (MOH)?
Do inhaled corticosteroids have different rates of adverse events?
Which is preferred for an acute asthma exacerbation: dexamethasone or prednisone?
How can a patient tell when a metered dose inhaler (MDI) is empty?
How much benefit do spacers provide to MDIs?
Which inhaled corticosteroid is preferred in pregnancy?
How much benefit is found from low-dose ICS?
What is the psychiatric adverse event risk with montelukast?
Which is the preferred add-on to ICS-LABA therapy: an LTRA or a LAMA?
What benefits might buprenorphine-naloxone offer in the treatment of opioid use disorder?
What are the adverse effects associated with buprenorphine?
What is precipitated withdrawal?
How is buprenorphine-naloxone therapy initiated?
How is buprenorphine-naloxone administered?
What is topical cannabis? Why would someone use it?
Has topical cannabis been proven to work?
Why might my patient report improvement with topical cannabis if the evidence for benefit is so weak?
Is topical cannabis dangerous?
How do my patients access these products?
What is SHINGRIX? Is SHINGRIX effective?
What are potential adverse events, contraindications, and drug interactions with SHINGRIX?
Is SHINGRIX cost-effective?
How long after shingles can a herpes zoster vaccine be given?
How is SHINGRIX supplied and dosed?
How does SHINGRIX compare to ZOSTAVAX?
What is orthostatic hypotension? What is its prevalence?
What causes orthostatic hypotension?
What is neurogenic orthostatic hypotension?
What is the overall goal of orthostatic hypotension management?
What medications may worsen orthostatic hypotension?
How should orthostatic hypotension be managed?
What is hypertensive urgency and how does it compare to hypertensive emergency?
What causes hypertensive urgency?
How should hypertensive urgency be managed?
What are the drug considerations for hypertensive urgency?
What are the follow-up and monitoring parameters for hypertensive urgency?
What about immediate-release nifedipine?
Should mood stabilizers be used before, during, or after pregnancy?
What is the risk of bipolar relapse during pregnancy and postpartum?
Is there any harm in not treating bipolar disorder during pregnancy and postpartum?
What is the role of non-pharm therapies during pregnancy and postpartum?
Which mood stabilizers are safest in pregnancy?
How should acute depression and manic episodes be managed in pregnancy?
Should females with bipolar disorder breastfeed?
What obstetric & gynecological complications are associated with bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy?
Should bacterial vaginosis be screened for during pregnancy?
Who should be treated for bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?
How should bacterial vaginosis be treated in pregnancy?
Are there any harms to treating bacterial vaginosis with antibiotics?
Is metronidazole safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Is clindamycin safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Do certain opioids or routes of administration cause less constipation?
Should oxycodone + naloxone (TARGIN) be used to reduce opioid-induced constipation?
Should methylnaltrexone (RELISTOR) be used to reduce opioid-induced constipation?
Does constipation impact the absorption of sustained-release oral opioids?
Does oxycodone + naloxone (TARGIN) reduce oxycodone's analgesia?
Should antidepressants be discontinued before or during pregnancy?
Is there any harm in not treating depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy & postpartum?
What is the role for non-pharmacological therapies during pregnancy?
Which antidepressants are considered the safest during pregnancy?
Are paroxetine and fluoxetine associated with congenital malformations?
Are SSRIs associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn?
Are antidepressants associated with neonatal behavioural syndrome?
Which antidepressants are considered safe during breastfeeding?
What are the complications of diabetes in pregnancy?
What are the glycemic targets for diabetes in pregnancy?
Which treatments are recommended for diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes?
Which insulins are safe to use in pregnancy?
Can oral hypoglycemic agents be used in pregnancy?
What are some other important considerations in the management of diabetes in pregnancy?
What is Yaz / Yasmin? Which products are available in Canada?
What is drospirenone?
What has sparked public concern over the safety of Yaz / Yasmin?
What is a typical woman's risk for VTE?
What do we know about drospirenone and the risk of VTE?
What are other potential safety concerns related to drospirenone use?
What are the common ingredients found in energy drinks?
Why the trend to consume these beverages? Do energy drinks deliver results?
What are the recommended limits for caffeine consumption?
How are these products regulated in Canada?
What variations are available on the market? How much do energy drinks cost?
Are energy drinks safe to consume?
Is it safe to mix energy drinks with alcohol? How do you feel about Alert & Dangerous?
What is ZOSTAVAX? Is it effective?
What are potential adverse events and drug interactions with ZOSTAVAX?
What are other potential cautions regarding the use of ZOSTAVAX?
Is administration of ZOSTAVAX cost effective?
What are the Current Vaccination Recommendations for ZOSTAVAX?
How is ZOSTAVAX supplied? What is the dosage and how is it administered?
What is the concern regarding co administration of clopidogrel with a proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)?
What is the proposed mechanism of this potential drug interaction?
How well documented is this potential drug interaction?
Do all PPIs interact with clopidogrel?
How should I manage patients currently receiving clopidogrel with a PPI?
What about other drugs that inhibit the CYP2C19 enzyme?
What is sitagliptin?
How much does sitagliptin improve A1C & glucose levels?
What is the effect of sitagliptin on weight?
Does sitagliptin cause hypoglycemia?
What are other potential adverse effects with sitagliptin?
What are other potential cautions regarding the use of sitagliptin?
Why is metformin considered in patients with a potential caution or contraindication?
What is the risk of metformin associated lactic acidosis?
What conditions or risk factors predispose patients to lactic acidosis?
Can metformin be used in patients with reduced kidney function/chronic kidney disease?
Can metformin be used in patients with hepatic dysfunction?
Is metformin safe to use in patients with heart failure?
When are thiazide diuretics considered first-line antihypertensives?
Are low doses thiazides as effective in treating hypertension as higher doses?
What about the adverse metabolic effects of thiazides?
How do thiazides compare to calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, and other antihypertensives?