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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 483: Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s – forget about it?

    Episode 483: Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s – forget about it?

    In episode 483, James and Mike invite Tina to the podcast to talk about the aducanumab (Aduhelm) FDA approval story. We look at all the latest evidence, we talk about how people analyzed the data, whether or not the findings were clinically important, the side effects and finally the cost. And no matter how we looked at it we were still puzzled it got FDA approval. What do you think?

    Episode 482: A deep dive into baths for atopic dermatitis

    Episode 482: A deep dive into baths for atopic dermatitis

    In episode 482, Mike and James take a look into all the evidence for baths for atopic dermatitis. The evidence is fairly clear that more frequent bathing has a reasonable effect in people with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. However, adding bleach or anything else to the bath doesn’t seem to do much at all.
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    Episode 481: Clearing up the evidence for topical acne combination products

    Episode 481: Clearing up the evidence for topical acne combination products

    In episode 481, James and Mike invite Paul Fritsch to go through all the evidence for the benzoyl peroxide/adapalene and benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin combinations that we use for acne. Call us crazy, but we focus on the important outcome of whether or not the patient thinks the treatment worked.

    Episode 480: Reducing risk rather than reducing surrogates

    Episode 480: Reducing risk rather than reducing surrogates

    In episode 480, James and Mike talk about two recent meta-analyses that have done a solid job of looking at the impact of lowering blood pressure and using SGLT-2s and GLP-1s to reduce risk. Both publications lend credence to the concept of focusing much more on risk reduction goals than blood pressure or glucose thresholds.
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    Episode 479: Cannabinoids – an update (not much) for chronic pain

    Episode 479: Cannabinoids – an update (not much) for chronic pain

    In episode 479, Mike and James update the latest information around cannabinoids for chronic pain. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of new information but we talk about what there is and then try and put all the evidence into context and then how to think about the information we have.
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    Episode 478: How to slow the flow: NSAIDs for heavy menstrual bleeding

    Episode 478: How to slow the flow: NSAIDs for heavy menstrual bleeding

    In episode 478, James and Mike invite Jen Potter to the podcast yet again to talk about whether or not NSAIDs are effective for reducing menstrual bleeding. While the quality of the evidence is not great, there does appear to be some evidence that NSAIDs have an effect over placebo.
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
265 Ratings

265 Ratings

Lisamiga ,

Not a doctor

An interested patient! Very enlightening! Thanks

Nilllllllay ,

Honestly incredible

‘’So grateful for this podcast’’ - every practicing pharmacist/physician should say after listening to some episodes. But I can only speak for myself and as a pharmacist always hungry to know the truth, or as close to it as the fallible human brain can get, I’m so grateful for the work Dr. McCormack and Dr. Allen put in to create this and keep it going. Dr McCormack was a professor of mine and I can say his teachings, even at school, were one of a kind. Not only are they both brilliant, they’re courageous; it’s not easy to come and challenge or question commonly accepted views/guidelines/expert opinions, but they do that every single podcast. For those of you who don’t particularly enjoy reading research but want to stay updated on the current research, and laugh a hell of a lot, this podcast is for you. THANK YOU!

acguthuy ,

You go sir pharmacist !

Don’t get get knocked down by the doctor sir pharmacist, it’s nice when you say intelligent stuff too as well as jokes.

Thanks for the infos !

Acgu

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