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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, Profe ...
 
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In episode 490, Mike and James invite Tony and Mike to go over the best available evidence for ivermectin. Overall the evidence shows that ivermectin does not improve clinically important outcomes. Unfortunately, much of the evidence for ivermectin is unpublished and some has even been retracted. Show Notes Tools for Practice Opening a can of helmi…
 
In episode 489, Mike and James invite Adrienne to go over the evidence for weight loss with semaglutide. We find the evidence shows that weight loss is on average roughly 10 kg over the effect of placebo, however this comes at the expense and inconvenience (injection) of the medication and roughly 25% of people (over placebo) will have GI adverse e…
 
In episode 488, Mike and James invite Mike Kolber back again to chat about what the best evidence says around COVID vaccine adverse effects. We discuss all the numbers around common post-dose side effects, anaphylaxis, thrombotic thrombocytopenia and myocarditis. Show Notes Tools for Practice COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events…
 
In episode 487, Mike and James invite Mike Kolber in to chat about the real-world evidence we have for the COVID vaccine. We find the effectiveness of the COVID vaccines pretty much mirrors what the original clinical trials show. There is also effectiveness evidence the vaccine works for the variants of concern and we even have safety evidence in p…
 
In episode 486, Mike and James go over the evidence we have for acupuncture in chronic low back pain. We find out that some evidence shows acupuncture will improve chronic low back pain in one in 6 patients. However, the magnitude of the effect seen is importantly less when you look at trials that actually use a sham control or those that are of hi…
 
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