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The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Dr Michael Allan, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Alberta. For more about us and to get the show notes for each episode, visit our website at www.bsmedicine.com or www.medicationmythbusters.com

Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS Dr James McCormack and Dr Michael Allan

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The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Dr Michael Allan, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Alberta. For more about us and to get the show notes for each episode, visit our website at www.bsmedicine.com or www.medicationmythbusters.com

    Episode 448: Unmasking the evidence around masks for healthcare workers

    Episode 448: Unmasking the evidence around masks for healthcare workers

    In episode 448, Mike and James go over all the evidence around masks for preventing viral respiratory infections in healthcare workers. We find that surgical masks and N95 masks provide similar protection against viral infections. Unfortunately we have no evidence for COVID-19.
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    Episode 447: Stealth style transmission? Covert data on COVID-19

    Episode 447: Stealth style transmission? Covert data on COVID-19

    In episode 447, Mike and James invite Tina and Mike to talk about a really important topic – is there asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19? The simple answer is yes. Have a listen and hear about all the data and the numbers.
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    Episode 446: COVID -19 A rushed introduction to an uninvited guest

    Episode 446: COVID -19 A rushed introduction to an uninvited guest

    In episode 446, Mike and James invite Mike and Tina to talk about all things COVID. In this podcast we look at what are the presenting symptoms, the clinical course and the risk factors for mortality.  
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    Episode 445: COVID and breathlessness - are there any objective tools to assess breathlessness over the phone?

    Episode 445: COVID and breathlessness - are there any objective tools to assess breathlessness over the phone?

    In episode 445, Mike and James wade into the evidence-free zone (pretty much) around assessing dyspnea over a telephone/video conference. We talk about the Roth score, respiratory rate, fever, and patient self-rating of dyspnea. Have a listen and see what we found.
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    Episode 444: Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for COVID-19

    Episode 444: Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for COVID-19

    In episode 444, James and Mike wade into the evidence quagmire around hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19.  The bottom line is the evidence will likely be different around the time you listen to the podcast. So listen quickly.
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    Episode 443: Electronic Cigarettes - Hoot that helps, hurts, or just hype?

    Episode 443: Electronic Cigarettes - Hoot that helps, hurts, or just hype?

    In episode 443, James and Mike continue with Mike Kolber and we discuss the evidence around electronic cigarettes and their use for smoking cessation. Overall, the podcast ends up being smoking hot in so many ways.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

genevere ,

Sensible information

This is a worthwhile listen - only recently came across it and now eagerly anticipate the next episode. Particularly found the recent episodes about nutrition very enlightening. Great to hear some rational discussion about this sometimes highly emotive topic.

David72449 ,

Best

The best resource for doctors I have come across! Has changed the way I think about medicine and has brought back the passion to my practice.

Mweka ,

Changing my prescribing

Thanks guys for all your work, if I try to read this stuff I usually fall asleep so great to listen to you pull the info together. I was put onto your podcast through Healthy Skepticism, I often listen to it as I'm driving to work (as a General Practitioner, Australia), and sometimes even get a chance to apply the info the same day :) Your light humour makes it easy to listen to and eases the acceptance of new information.

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