Vol 85 No 1 – Drugs

Front cover art by Rakesh Gudimella (Meds 2017)

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Knowledge translation and UWOMJ’s expanded authorship
Alexander Levit

Feature Articles

A gut reaction: novel concerns and recommendations to address inappropriate antibiotic use
Dalia Hasan, Kristen Reilly
Faculty Reviewer: Cathy Faulds, MD, CCFP, FCFP (Department of Family Medicine)

Back to the drawing board: resistance and its implications for the use of targeted agents in head and neck squamous cell cancer
Kara Ruicci
Faculty Reviewers: Anthony Nichols, MD, FACS, FRCSC (Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery), John Barrett, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery)

Antidepressant use during pregnancy: current attitudes and knowledge translation efforts
Natalie V Scime
Faculty Reviewer: Doreen Matsui, MD, FRCPC (Department of Pediatrics)

Drugs Articles

“Ow, doc, it hurts”: management of nonmalignant chronic pain
Brandon Chau, Robert Bobotsis
Faculty Reviewer: Daniel Cuillerier, MD, FRCPC (Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine)

Companion diagnostics and the age of personalized medicine in oncology
Stefan Rodic, Ariel Gershon
Faculty Reviewer: Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAAP, FRCP(Glasgow) (Department of Paediatrics; Department of Physiology & Pharmacology; Department of Medicine)

Ethics of recommending natural health products as physicians
Adriana Cappelletti, Matthew Greenacre
Faculty Reviewer: Ana Ning, PhD (King’s University College at Western University)

Is pharmacare the prescription Canada needs? The debate on universal pharmacare
Lauren Crosby, Cory Lefebvre, Adam Kovacs-Litman
Faculty Reviewer: Fawaz Siddiqi, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS (Department of Clinical Neurolog­ical Sciences)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: challenges for the Canadian health care system and develop­ing world
Adam Kovacs-Litman, Cory Lefebvre, Lauren Crosby
Faculty Reviewer: Fawaz Siddiqi, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS (Department of Clinical Neurolog­ical Sciences)

Addressing the diverging public and physician perceptions on the topic of antibiotic resis­tance: a review of current progress and future directions
Hong Yu Su, Matt Douglas-Vail
Faculty Reviewer: Sameer Elsayed, MD, FRCC (Department of Medicine; Department of Pathol­ogy and Laboratory Medicine; Division of Infectious Diseases; Division of Microbiology)

Pain, prejudice, and prohibition: the history of opioid drug policy in Canada
Cindy Zhu, Asma Amir Ali
Faculty Reviewer: Shelley McKellar, PhD (Department of History; Department of Surgery)

A review of housing-first strategies in reducing rates of substance use amongst people experi­encing homelessness
Charles Yin, Stuart Danby
Faculty Reviewer: Abe Oudshoorn, RN, PhD (Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing)

The digital pill: tracking medication adherence through electronic modalities
Steven Wong, Victoria Chan
Faculty Reviewer: Rajendra Harricharan, MBBS, FRCPC (Department of Psychiatry)

The future of personalized medicine: interview with Dr Richard Kim
Ramona Neferu, Alice Yi
Faculty Reviewer: Richard Kim, MD, FRCPC (Division of Clinical Pharmacology)

Drugs as diagnostic tools: dexamethasone and Cushing syndrome
Nicole Arseneau, Carlos Muzlera
Faculty Reviewer: Stan Van Uum, MD, PhD, FRCPC (Department of Medicine; Division of Clini­cal Pharmacology; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism)

Cisplatin-induced change in moral conscience and behaviour: a discussion of adverse neuro­logical reactions during chemotherapy
Jason Elzinga, Charles Jian
Faculty Reviewer: Peter Williamson, MD, PhD, FRCPC (Department of Psychiatry; Division of Neuropsychiatry)