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Episode 250: New Studies – two podcasts for the price of one

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Description: The Therapeutics Education Collaboration (TEC) podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy sce

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Episode 250: New Studies – two podcasts for the price of one

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In episode 250, Mike and James double up on the value by giving you close to 60 minutes of pure gold – fools gold actually. We discuss a number of new studies that help answer questions about dual antiplatelets, niacin, OST, the number of fruit and vegetable servings, and acetaminophen for acute low back pain.

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Episode 249: Is glucosamine inert or does it help if you are inert from osteoarthritis?

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In episode 249, Mike and James dive into all the latest data on glucosamine for osteoarthritis. Early on, the research showed it might have some benefit but the most recent meta-analyses indicate glucosamine does not reliably improve pain or function in osteoarthritis.

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Episode 248: The effect of NSAIDs on fracture healing – much ado about nothing?

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In episode 248, Mike and James and Mike tackle another Tools For Practice and discuss the myth about NSAIDs and delayed fracture healing and review all the evidence. At the end we join everything all together and NSAIDs didn’t in anyway prevent that.

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Episode 247: How the new anticoagulants compare to warfarin in DVTs and PEs

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In episode 247, Mike and James and Mike look at the evidence for the new anticoagulants compared to warfarin in the treatment of DVTs and PEs. At the end we realise the decision between these agents is a personal one guided by the best available evidence, which hopefully we have done an OK job in pr...

Episode 246: Clearing up the confusion around statin-induced cognitive impairment

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In episode 246, Mike and James go over all the evidence that has looked at the issue of statins and cognitive impairment. Overall the evidence is not confusing and it indicates that statins do not prevent, treat, or cause cognitive impairment or dementia. Still confused?

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Episode 244: Industry and us - PART IV

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In episode 244, Mike and James continue to delve into issues around industry and discuss the costs of research, patent protection, and policies on industry relations. At the end we come to the conclusion that the phrase industry and us includes 2 people so everybody plays a role in the process...

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