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November 2016
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
At a Glance: Monthly research findings straight to your inbox

Risk of death from heart disease or cancer rises with either high or low HDL cholesterol
Ko DT, Alter DA, Guo H, Koh M, Lau G, Austin PC, Booth GL, Hogg W, Jackevicius CA, Lee DS, Wijeysundera HC, Wilkins JT, Tu JV. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016; 68(19):2073-83. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

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No worse outcomes seen after limit set on reimbursed diabetes test strips
Gomes T, Martins D, Tadrous M, Paterson JM, Shah BR, Tu JV, Juurlink DN, Chu A, Mamdani MM. JAMA Intern Med. 2016; Nov 7 [Epub ahead of print].

No worse outcomes seen after limit set on reimbursed diabetes test strips
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ICES research video series: Tara Kiran on barriers to primary care reform for vulnerable patients

Kiran T, Kopp A, Glazier RH. Ann Fam Med. 2016; 14(6):517-25. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

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Gap closing on male, female life expectancy in Canada
Rosella LC, Calzavara A, Frank JW, Fitzpatrick T, Donnelly PD, Henry D. BMJ Open. 2016; 6(11):e012564. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

Globe & Mail
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More than 600 Ontarians died of opioid-related causes in 2013 with wide variation across the province
Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. Opioid Use and Related Adverse Events in Ontario. Accessed Nov 28, 2016 at

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Study finds risk of hemorrhage with combination of two common statins and stroke prevention drug
Antoniou T, Macdonald EM, Yao Z, Hollands S. Gomes T, Tadrous M, Mamdani MM, Juurlink DN; Canadian Drug Safety and Effectiveness Research Network. CMAJ. Nov 21 [Epub ahead of print].

Fox News
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