Truth or myth?
1) You should finish the full course of an antibiotic prescription – THE TRUTH – for most infections you should stop after you have had no symptoms for 2-3 days
2) Most people benefit from blood pressure/diabetes treatment – THE TRUTH - less then 30% benefit over a lifetime of treatment
3) The recommended doses of medications are what you should be on – THE TRUTH - you should likely start with a ¼ or an 1/8th of the recommended dose for most medications
4) And much, much, more!
James received his undergraduate pharmacy degree at the University of British Columbia in 1982 and received his doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in 1986 from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
He has had extensive experience, both locally and internationally, talking to health professionals and consumers about the rational use of medication, and has presented over 500 seminars on drug therapy over the last 30 years.
He focuses on shared decision-making using evidence based information and rational therapeutic principles. He is also the co-host of one of the world’s top medical podcasts - the Best Science (BS) Medicine podcast.
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