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Episode 1 - Insomnia: You're Getting Sleepy

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

Real-world use: CCSA sedative summary (2017)

Towards Optimized Practice (TOP) - Adult Insomnia

Centre for Effective Practice - Chronic Insomnia Tool

Merck Manual (1899): List of insomnia treatments, see Transcript Page 4

Episode 2 - Anemia: Why am I so tired?

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

Dieticians of Canada: Iron

Dieticians of Canada: B-vitamins

Health Canada: Understanding Food Labels

Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Foods to Which Vitamins, Mineral Nutrients and Amino Acids May or Must be Added


Episode 3 - Cannabis: Clinical and Cultural Connections

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

National Cannabis Survey

Health Canada: Cannabis in Canada


Episode 4 - Biologics: Medicines From Life

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

Health Canada Fact Sheet: Biosimilars

The Conversation: Biologics: The pricey drugs transforming medicine


Episode 5 - Stimulants: ADHD or... Study Aid?

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

MUN Student Support

Canadian Public Health Association: Students and Study Drugs

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Publications


Episode 6 - Proton Pump Inhibitors: The Lowdown on Stomach Acid

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

Deprescribingnetwork.ca Algorithms

Deprescribingnetwork.ca Patient Handouts

Choosing Wisely Canada: Bye-Bye, PPI. Toolkit


Episode 7 - Contraceptives: The good, the bad, and everything in between

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

Sex and U

Dittrick Medical History Center: Contraception Collection


Episode 8 - Diabetes: May I take your order?

Full transcript and references
Helpful links:

Health Canada Drug Advertising

2018 Diabetes Canada Guidelines: Patient Resources


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