Evaluating medicines – the appliance of science?

April 27, 2009

The BBC has a four part series featuring Professor Lesley Regan (from the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St Mary’s Hospital) as she probes the scientific validity of various health and beauty products. At the time of writing, Prof Regan has investigated the diet industry and over the counter medicines (the subject of this post). Future episodes are to look at children’s products and tbc.

The second episode Prof essor Regan’s Medicine Cabinet (first transmitted on BBC2 at 9pm on Thursday 23rd April 2009, and available on iPlayer until 14th May) contained several valuable sections for use in teaching about the evaluation of pharmaceutical products, and about the scientific method in general.

Prof Regan's Pharmacy

Which remedies will make into Prof Regan's scientifically-tested Pharmacy?

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