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 473: All the numbers for bisphosphonates and denosumab in osteoporosis
In episode 473, Mike and James invite Samantha Moe yet again to talk about a recent Tools for Practice that looked at treatments for osteoporosis. Sam helps us put all the evidence into perspective for bisphosphonates and denosumab when it comes to fractures. We discuss the numbers and help explain why secondary prevention in osteoporosis is not really secondary prevention.
Episode 472: Glucosamine & Chondroitin: Natural remedies for osteoarthritis?
In episode 472, Mike and James invite Samantha Moe in to talk about a recent Tools for Practice that looks at the evidence for glucosamine and chondroitin in osteoarthritis. Sam does a great job of showing why you have to look at publicly funded trials and responder analyses to really get the whole picture of the evidence around these products.
Episode 470: Thinking gooder in medicine – logic missteps - PART III
In episode 470, Mike and James finish their discussion about misinterpretation and misdirection in medicine by looking at some of the evidence about how we incorporate new information and whether or not we change our minds. We also talk about competence versus experience vs knowledge.
Episode 469: Thinking gooder in medicine – logic missteps - PART II
In episode 469, Mike and James continue their discussion about misinterpretation and misdirection and how much of it starts with a narrative/story. We bring up a number of specific “stories” that are examples of how we were initially mislead into making bad treatment decisions.
Episode 468: Thinking gooder in medicine – logic missteps
In episode 468, Mike and James start on a multi-podcast rant and talk about how misinterpretation and misdirection can lead us all down rabbit holes in many ways, not just in medicine.
Episode 467: COPD inhalers – the evidence leaves you gasping for breath - PART III
In episode 467, Mike and James finish off talking with Jamie Falk about COPD/inhalers. We go over the some of the latest trials for the triple therapies and then wrap up all the evidence into a nice package and put a bow on it.
At the end we finally get to the issue of eosinophils and let you know if you need to know this number.
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topic request please
hi guys LOVE your podcast. helps make me sound smart on rounds with the team.
can i ask when or if you will ever address what to me is the huge elephant in the room for Evidenced Based Medicine - TPA!
As you know there is a huge divide between the EM and Neurology community but most other doctors just assume that this therapy is well researched and very beneficial.
Thanks for all that you do!
Physician Assistant Student
Great podcast. I am a PA student and have listend to every episode. I will be teaching a lecture to the new students next summer about evidence based medicine, all of which I learned from the podcast. I nearly broked out in laughter when a neurologist giving a recent lecture referred to blood pressure as the silent killer.
Fun to listen too & informative
Just a great way to keep up on evidence-based family practice medicine. The premium version is worth it!