Conference follow-up: References and suggested readings

Thank you to all the pharmacists that attended my talk today at the Canadian Pharmacists Association conference. As promised, here’s a list of references and further readings. Some are written by myself, some by my colleagues at Science-Based Medicine or other blogs. Some are direct link to the source material.

Regulatory Framework for OTC drugs

Rx, OTC, BTC – Wading into Pharmacy’s Alphabet Soup

Children’s Cough and Cold Products

What’s with the new cough and cold products?

Cough and Cold Products for Children: Risk and No Benefit

Natural Health Products Regulations

Safe and Effective? A Consumer’s Guide to Natural Health Products

Horny Goat Weed


Placebo Effects

Placebo effects for pain

Placebo effects revisited

What is Science-Based Medicine?

Of SBM and EBM Redux. Part I: Does EBM Undervalue Basic Science and Overvalue RCTs?

Of SBM and EBM Redux. Part II: Is it a Good Idea to test Highly Implausible Health Claims?

Of SBM and EBM Redux. Part III: Parapsychology is the Role Model for “CAM” Research

Of SBM and EBM Redux. Part IV: More Cochrane and a little Bayes

Of SBM and EBM Redux. Part IV, Continued: More Cochrane and a little Bayes

The risks of CAM: How much do we know?

John Ioannidis: Why Most Published Research Findings are False and Contradicted and Initially Stronger Effects in Highly Cited Clinical Research.

Withdrawn: Cochrane review of Oscillococcinum

Weight Loss using a meal replacement strategy or orlistat.

Cochrane reviews of homeopathy for dementia and for labour.

Green Tea

Reviews of herbal products and other supplements from Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (subscription required).

For credible, science-based information on obesity and weight loss, check out Weighty Matters, Obesity Panacea, and Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes.

The detox myth

Resolving to lose weight?

The drugstore detox delusion

Fashionably toxic

Cough and Colds

The Common Cold Centre

Common Cold Resource Site

Treating the Common Cold

Ginseng and Cold-fX and this post, from Ottawa Skeptics.

Neti Pots

Cough guidelines

Assessment of the antitussive efficacy of codeine in cough associated with the common cold.

Calcium and cardiovascular risks

Other information taken from Up-To-Date (Subscription Required) and RxFiles (Subscriptions Required).

NSAID toxicity, cardiovascular risks, and topical NSAIDs.

Further readings

Snake Oil Science, Trick or Treatment, and Bad Science.

Blogs to follow: Science-Based Pharmacy and Science-Based Medicine.

Echinacea for Colds and the Flu

Echinacea for Cold and Flu

Do calcium supplements cause heart attacks?