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

Episode Date
Episode 390: A shared-decision is the only outcome that matters in EBP
In episode 390, James and Mike have a discussion about how a shared-decision may be the only real outcome to measure if one is doing, or evaluating, evidence-based practice. Do our arguments convince you? Have we missed something important? Is this the best podcast ever on shared-decision making? Do you think we should be locked up? We would love feedback. Show notes
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 389: Is that cabbage in your bra?
In episode 389, Mike and James go over with Adrienne Lindblad the evidence for a simple treatment for beast engorgement. Who knew that cabbage leaves worked for breast engorgement? At the end of the podcast we decide to attach cabbage leaves to all our microphones all the time, just in case – see last podcast description for context. Show notes
Jul 04, 2018
Episode 388: Smell This: Isopropyl alcohol for nausea/vomiting
In episode 388, Mike and James go over with Adrienne Lindblad the evidence for a simple treatment for nausea and vomiting in the ER. Who knew that inhaling isopropyl alcohol worked for nausea and vomiting? – possibly as good as the medications we have used in the past. At the end of the podcast we decide to attach isopropyl alcohol swabs to all our microphones all the time, just in case.
Jun 30, 2018
Episode 387: Nerve-ous about opioids?
In episode 387, Mike and James go over the best available evidence for opioids in neuropathic pain. As with many pain treatments the evidence suggests there is some benefit and also some harm.  Overall, it seems a reasonable approach would be to only use opioids in patients with refractory pain after multiple therapeutic trials with other agents. Show notes
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 386: Low fat, low carbs, low evidence
In episode 386, James and Mike talk about the latest low fat low carb weight loss study and then put it all into context of the more global evidence for low carbs vs low fats.
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 385: Talking about stem cell therapies with Tim Caulfield
In episode 385, James and Mike invite Tim Caulfield (author, professor and lawyer) yet again to talk about the marketing and evidence around stem cell therapies. Low and behold the evidence pales in comparison to the hype. At the end Tim states – “science is hard” – enough said.
May 28, 2018
Episode 384: Talking about personalized medicine with Tim Caulfield
In episode 384, James and Mike invite Tim Caulfield (author, professor and lawyer) to talk about the marketing of personalized medicine. We find out that most of the marketing is absurd. We also figure out that personalized medicine is being done all the time but it rarely if ever requires knowledge of any genetic testing results.
May 25, 2018