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Vivian Tam

Medical student at the Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and Contributor, EvidenceNetwork.ca.

Vivian Tam is a second year medical student at the Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine at McMaster University.
Addressing The Major Drivers Of Opioid Misuse And

Addressing The Major Drivers Of Opioid Misuse And Overdose

There are many reasons to explain the overuse of opioids, and as future physicians, we are aware that inappropriate prescribing practices are a clear and studied culprit. Yet for many of our patients across the country, there is more to the story.
02/22/2017 05:29 EST
Doctors Can't Write a Prescription for

Doctors Can't Write a Prescription for Poverty

What good is it to treat illness if we can only send our patients back to the conditions that helped make them sick to begin with? Our health is strongly influenced by factors such as income, our working environment and affordable housing, over which neither patients nor medical doctors have much control.
10/19/2015 05:39 EDT