This week's selection of the best in Medical Blogs around the world is at Medical Humanities Blog.
The BMJ unfortunately came in for some satirical plod in EBM.
"We think that everyone might benefit if the most radical protagonists of evidence based medicine organised and participated in a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute."
Would NICE people like to participate, I wonder.
A Better Alternative would be Science-based medicine (SBM), wherein basic science is placed a lot higher on the food chain of evidence. What would our Prince think!
The Cockroach Catcher details some of the latest goings-on in the Alaska-Zyprexa litigation. There's also good coverage of this over at the Clin Psych Blog, and at Furious Seasons.
The always-interesting Dr. Rich assails the use of guidelines in clinical practice. Of course, the many problems with guidelines hardly suggest that practitioners ought to eschew trying to understand what the best evidence is in formulating interventions. These problems do suggest some important considerations in thinking about what constitutes good evidence. The trouble is they cannot take money out of it in the US.
The Olympics is happening now so Jolie Bookspan talks about performance enhancement, and performance in general. James Logan addresses the complicated issue of doping in international sports. How many Canadian gold medals will there be with such medical support?