MedEffect e-Notice from Health Canada | Nintedanib vs Green Tea Extract

On January 11, 2018, Health Canada released a MedEffect Notice regarding OFEV (Nintedanib), a drug manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., which is used for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibroses (a type of lung disease). The drug, released October 16, 2014, has been flagged due to risk of Drug Induced Liver Injury (DILI). According […]

“Studying Studies: Part II – Observational Epidemiology”, Peter Attia, MD

“…there is so much more to the ways in which we might fool ourselves: whether it’s reading the latest headline, pouring over a publication of a clinical trial, or just understanding what “statistical significance” truly means (and, more importantly, doesn’t mean), the literature and media abound in cognitive tripwires.” This January 15, 2018 article (8 […]

“Studying Studies: Part I – Relative Risk vs. Absolute Risk”, Peter Attia, MD

“Statistics can be both persuasive and misleading if we’re not extremely careful. It is self-persuasion that we must vigilantly guard against if we want to establish reliable knowledge about the world, and ourselves”. This January 8, 2018 article, “Studying Studies: Part I – relative risk vs. absolute risk” (8 minute read), by Peter Attia, a US-based medical […]

“FDA: All Homeopathic Drugs Illegal”, Alliance for Natural Health (USA)

“In one fell swoop, the FDA has declared that virtually every single homeopathic drug on the market is being sold illegally”. On January 11, 2018 the Alliance for Natural Health (USA) reported that a new guidance document (linked in their Action Alert) issued by the US Food and Drug Administration defines its new, risk-based approach […]

“New Care Guidelines Released as Number of Babies Born Dependent on Opioids Increases”, Edmonton Journal

This current medical practice includes women who have been given prescription pain pills while pregnant. The concept of using a “rooming-in program” instead has shown to have better results in cases where a withdrawal is necessary. “About 50 to 75 per cent of infants born to women on opioids will need treatment for withdrawal. Traditionally, […]

“Inside Bell’s Push to End Net Neutrality in Canada”, CanadaLand

Happy end-of-net-neutrality-in-Canada Year! A month ago, this December 4, 2017 article (5 minute read), “Inside Bell’s Push to End Net Neutrality in Canada”, written by Robert Hiltz for CanadaLand, gave us insight into Bell’s proposal to force all internet service providers in the country to block access to websites with what they deem as copyright […]