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I don’t know how James McCormack, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, finds time to produce these videos, but I’m a big fan.  His latest is “Bohemian Polypharmacy” – a parody of Queen’s classic song “Bohemian Rhapsody” – a song all about polypharmacy – taking more medicines than are clinically indicated.

You can also see his videos on:

You can also visit his Medication Mythbusters blog and hear his Best Science (BS) Medicine podcasts.

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Comments

Susan Linke posted on February 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Enjoyed this video very much. As a dietitian/nutritionist specializing in chronic inflammatory conditions, I am appalled at the number of “pills for every ill” that patients are on, often without prior testing to see if the patient even has the medical condition they are indicated for. Dietary changes are often never addressed, nor are patients being referred to dietitians/nutritionists. Since 70% of the immune system is in the gut, diet has a profound role in modulating inflammation and symptoms. In my practice, I use food sensitivity testing (Mediator Release Testing) which improves patient symptoms quickly and with no side effects!

Pat Barnes posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

Thanks for sharing this video, as it makes a very important point in a catchy and humorous way. As an occupational therapist I see many patients younger than I am on countless meds struggling with their risk/ benefit ratio.. As a yoga teacher and follower of a whole-foods, plant-based diet, I join many others in experiencing the joy of being medication and disease-free.