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October 2, 2001
October 2, 2001 / le 2 octobre 2001
CMAJ  2001:165(7)

Amphetamine derivatives such as ecstasy (MDMA) have become popular with participants in "raves." In this issue, Harold Kalant reviews the pharmacology of these drugs, their acute and chronic toxic effects and the associated fatalities (page 917).

Highlights of this issue


   •  Editorial
   •  Letters
   •  Research
   •  Commentary
   •  Review
   •  The Left Atrium
   •  News
   •  Deaths
   •  Heart & Soul





  Editorial • Éditorial
877 A patients' bill of rights for Canada?
879 Une déclaration des droits des patients pour le Canada?

885 Letters • Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents
  • Prioritization for cataract surgery — S. Sanmugasunderam, K. Romanchuk [HTML / PDF]; response: L. Bellan, M. Mathen [HTML / PDF]
  • Burgeoning career opportunities in radiation oncology — R.G. Pearcey, et al [HTML / PDF]
  • National stroke surveillance program needed in Canada — K.C. Johnson, Y. Mao [HTML / PDF]
  • Update from the Canadian Stroke Consortium — J.W. Norris, V. Beletsky [HTML / PDF]
  • If it looks like a cow and moos like a cow ... — M. Baltzan [HTML / PDF]
  • Raloxifene and breast cancer — J. Lorraine [HTML / PDF]
  • Deaths [Correction]
  • The privacy paradox: laying Orwell's ghost to rest [Correction]

  Research • Rechèrche
889 Incidence of hepatitis C virus infection among injection drug users during an outbreak of HIV infection
D.M. Patrick, M.W. Tyndall, P.G.A. Cornelisse, K. Li, C.H. Sherlock, M.L. Rekart, S.A. Strathdee, S.L. Currie, M.T. Schechter, M.V. O'Shaughnessy
897 Income-based drug benefit policy: impact on receipt of inhaled corticosteroid prescriptions by Manitoba children with asthma
A.L. Kozyrskyj, C.A. Mustard, M.S. Cheang, F.E.R. Simons

  Research Letter • Exposé de rechèrche
905 Arterial dissections following cervical manipulation: the chiropractic experience
S. Haldeman, P. Carey, M. Townsend, C. Papadopoulos

  Commentary • Commentaire
907 Cervical manipulation and risk of stroke
M.K. Kapral, S.J. Bondy
908 Statins and the prevention of dementia
U.N. Das
910 The modern scientific physician: 4. The useful property of a diagnostic
O.S. Miettinen
912 Clinical practice guidelines for the care and treatment of breast cancer: the management of ductal carcinoma in situ (summary of the 2001 update)
I. Olivotto, M. Levine, for the Steering Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Breast Cancer

  Review • Synthèse
917 The pharmacology and toxicology of "ecstasy" (MDMA) and related drugs
H. Kalant

930 The Left Atrium • De l'oreille gauche [HTML]
  • P. Berger reviews Jon Cohen's history of AIDS vaccine research [PDF]
  • Poem by M.V. Seeman [PDF]
  • The reluctant patient (short story by B. Deady) [PDF]
  • Soul searching (J. Samson looks at photographs by Andrea Modica) [PDF]

935 News • Nouvelles
  • Medical school tuition fees continue upward spiral [HTML / PDF]
  • Newly minted family doctor CMAJ's newest editorial fellow [HTML / PDF]
  • Pilot program gives rural doctors CME with locum relief [HTML / PDF]
  • London views research facilities as engines for economic growth [HTML / PDF]
  • Bring them and (maybe) they'll come back [HTML / PDF]
  • Harm-reduction initiative provides alcohol to Ottawa's street alcoholics [HTML / PDF]
  • In Nova Scotia, it's health workers 1, government 1 [HTML / PDF]
  • On the Net: PDAs and medicine [HTML / PDF]
  • Femoral head alert [HTML / PDF]
  • Drug advisory: the interaction between warfarin and vaginal miconazole [HTML / PDF]
  • Failure to study FPs' medical errors a mistake [HTML / PDF]
  • Pulse: Fee-for-service MDs averaged $33 per service in 1998/99 [HTML / PDF]
  • Public Health: Yellow fever vaccination: be sure the patient needs it [HTML / PDF]

991 Deaths • Nécrologie


  Heart & Soul • Gens de cœur
992 A novel beginning
S. Pinker

In this issue of the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Newsletter: [HTML]
  • Antitubercular drugs: hepatobiliary reactions
  • Electronic subscription to Newsletter and drug advisories
  • Health professional advisories
  • Atypical antipsychotics: impaired glucose metabolism
  • Communiqué

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