http://freakonomics.com/podcast/bad-medicine-part-2-drug-trials-tribulations-rebroadcast/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or you can listen via itunes on your iPad. It’s about 45 minutes long. If you’re pressed for time you can probably skip the first 8 minutes because they repeat some of the info but they say some very important things at 10, 20 and 27 mins so be sure to catch the gist of that!
Please respond to the following questions in your discussion post:
- After listening to the podcast, what do you think about the importance of carefully planned research in medicine/health (or psychology?)? What evidence do you have in mind (in other words give an example of something that caught your attention or sounded problematic but could be addressed by an improvement in research methods)?
- What are the consequences of poorly executed research when it comes to health or medicine? Do you worry as a patient/consumer?
- What is one thing/fact that surprised or maybe even shocked you from this podcast?