The Med Thread
From opium poppies to sleeping pills, from sucking to infusing, from insomnia, anemia, auto immune diseases and beyond - we discuss the threads that led to current trends and research in medication therapy. Listen to The Med Thread monthly, as we sew a patchwork quilt with squares of history, mythology, research, sciences and technological advances. The show is produced at CHMR studios in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Mike ChongDrug Information Pharmacist at the School of Pharmacy and drug history enthusiast! Answering questions about medications, treatments and all drug-related curiosities from health care professionals across the province!
Drug Information Centre(709) 777-7584
Dr. Cathy BalsomClinical Pharmacist at the Medication Therapy Services Clinic and self-acclaimed trivia fact connoisseur. Provider of medication advice, smoking cessation counsellor and deprescribing advocacy through the MTS Clinic and community pharmacy!
MTS Clinic(709) 777-7491
*New* Episode 5 - Stimulants - ADHD or... Study Aid?
MUN Student Support
Canadian Public Health Association: Students and Study Drugs
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Publications
Episode 6 - PPIs and Stomach Acid
Coming in October!
Episode 1 - Insomnia: You're Getting Sleepy
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?
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
National Cannabis Survey
Health Canada: Cannabis in Canada
Episode 4 - Biologics: Medicines From Life
Health Canada Fact Sheet: Biosimilars
The Conversation: Biologics: The pricey drugs transforming medicine
Medical Disclaimer: While all presented information is checked to the best of our knowledge, the podcast and transcripts are not intended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Nor are they endorsements for any specific product or therapy. Please consult appropriate healthcare professionals for any medical issues.