March Messenger 2019

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Messenger

Medical Matters TPP Alberta news An update on Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients Notice to Edmonton and area physicians A reminder from the Alberta Funeral Service Association An epidemic of unanswered messages Discipline report Optimized Prescribing with Seniors Updates from Alberta’s prescription monitoring program Move to a two-part form As mentioned in January, TPP Alberta is moving to …

Practice improvement and professional development

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This month, I would like to build on something that our Council President, Dr. Bradley, brought up in last month’s Messenger. As a part of his thoughts on where the College should go in the future, he expressed that the medical community has an opportunity to embrace the evidence that’s available to us to improve how physicians learn and provide …

An update on medical marijuana/cannabinoid prescribing in cancer patients

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Messenger

By Dr. Malcolm Brigden, MD Other than immuno-oncology agents, few recent topics have attracted more attention or generated more questions from cancer patients than medical marijuana. While a great deal is known in relation to the various medicinal cannabinoids, specifically in relation to oncology, there continues to be large gaps relating to basic pharmacology and potential drug interactions. The situation …