BS Medicine Podcast

Hosted by James McCormack and Mike Allan .

These podcasts promote healthy skepticism and critical thinking, with the majority presented in a case-based format.

Recommended Listening

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. ...

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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. ...

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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. Show notes ...

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Episode 466: COPD inhalers – the evidence leaves you gasping for breath - PART II

In episode 466, Mike and James continue talking with Jamie Falk about everything COPD/inhalers. We go over the evidence for the steroid component of inhalers and then we start going over the triple therapies. But all Mike really wants to talk about are eosinophils – but that is PART III. Show notes ...

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Episode 465: COPD inhalers – the evidence leaves you gasping for breath

In episode 465, Mike and James invite Jamie Falk to go over all the data we have for the plethora of inhalers and COPD. We start with what we know about single puffers, how we decide whom to treat, and then when to try dual inhalers. Show notes  1) COPD handout...

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Episode 463: The COVID-19 vaccine – all the numbers so far and much more

In episode 463, James and Mike talk about the latest reports of the results of the 2 COVID-19 vaccine trials. We give you all the numbers you need to know and maybe more importantly we discuss the nuances around industry bias, the approval process and general thoughts around vaccines in these crazy times. Show notes ...

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