Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS

Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS

Dr James McCormack and Dr Michael Allan

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 or

Categories: Science & Medicine

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In episode 448, Mike and James go over all the evidence around masks for preventing viral respiratory infections in healthcare workers. We find that surgical masks and N95 masks provide similar protection against viral infections. Unfortunately we have no evidence for COVID-19. Show notes  Tools for Practice

Previous episodes

  • 180 - Episode 448: Unmasking the evidence around masks for healthcare workers 
    Tue, 05 May 2020
  • 179 - Episode 447: Stealth style transmission? Covert data on COVID-19 
    Thu, 16 Apr 2020
  • 178 - Episode 446: COVID -19 A rushed introduction to an uninvited guest 
    Thu, 16 Apr 2020
  • 177 - Episode 445: COVID and breathlessness - are there any objective tools to assess breathlessness over the phone? 
    Wed, 08 Apr 2020
  • 176 - Episode 444: Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for COVID-19 
    Tue, 31 Mar 2020
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