Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS
By 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
||CleanEpisode 362: Depression in primary care – talk first and prescribe later||In episode 362, James and Mike invite Bruce Arroll back to talk about his latest systematic review on antidepressants for treatment of depression in primary care. We quickly come to the realization that primary care is different than specialty care and th||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 360: Agitation and aggression in the elderly – PART III||In episode 360, Mike and James finally get to the end of their agitating three part series on treating agitation in dementia. In this episode we talk about the evidence for the non-drug treatments like group or individual activities, music therapy and sen||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 359: Agitation and aggression in the elderly – PART II||In episode 359, Mike and James continue to agitate over the evidence for treating agitation in dementia. We talk about the use of benzodiazepines, antidepressants cholinesterase inhibitors for this difficult to treat condition. The evidence ends up just i||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 358: Agitation and aggression in the elderly||In episode 358, Mike and James in an agitated and demented way deal with the evidence around agitation in dementia. We find that the antipsychotics have an effect that might be noticeable in 1 in 10 people but if a person responds it likely had nothing to||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 357: Riboflavin for migraine prophylaxis: Something “2-B” excited about?||In episode 357. Mike and James invite Adrienne to help us work through all the studies that have looked at using riboflavin to prevent migraines. Unfortunately, the impact of riboflavin on migraines is consistently inconsistent and most RCTs found no redu||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 355: Reporting lab results - the cause of, and the solution to, the overdiagnosis problem – Part IV||In episode 355, James and Mike finish delving into the issues around lab reporting and measurements. We finally get to some potential solutions (sort of) with how to deal with the variation seen around all lab values/measurements.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Cutting through the spin
I am a physician, and a follower of the TI for many years. I have relied heavily on the TI to cut through drug company spin in the past, and hope these podcasts can bring the same insights to the public at large that they have traditionally provided to the medical community.
Excellent series. Should be 'required reading' in medical schools. A very practical review of evidence for common medical problems. I learn something applicable to everyday practice from every podcast. Could be titled 'Medical Mythbusters'.
This is probably the most enjoyable and at the same time the most effective CME program around. The material is so practical that I am beginnng to incorporate what I learn here to my day to day clinical practice. Thank you both for putting in your energy to create something so useful! By the way, it also makes for a great listening material from my iPod while running - hard to imagine;-)