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Podcast of ExBEM

Welcome to the Podcast of ExBem, the podcast of experience based emergency medicine, where dogma is challenged and new ideas born from clinical experience are explored.  If you agree with these ideas, great. If you disagree, all the better...  explain why in the comments section.  The podcast is also available on iTunes and subscriptions are free.

Jul 26, 2021

Pretending that there exists an "opiate crisis" obscures our society's real, much more difficult health crisis. On this episode I discuss what these real problems are and why accepting the delusion that opiates are the issue is leading us down a treacherous path.


Jul 1, 2021

Overdose deaths have tripled since our society acknowledged and declared war on an "opiate crisis".  Not surprising since much bigger problems are to blame.   In this episode I outline why beginning with the false premise that opiates are to blame only obscures our understanding of our troubles and thwarts our...


May 30, 2021

Unquestionably Americans are tragically dying of drug overdoses each day. In this episode I explain why calling this an "opiate crisis" is a smokescreen that obscures the problem making it more difficult to solve and perhaps making it worse.


May 2, 2021

What will be the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic? On this episode I offer predictions regarding what to expect as we survey the post Covid 19 landscape. The central theme : we ain't seen nothing yet...


Mar 31, 2021

One year ago there was no data or experience to guide us as we struggled to defend ourselves against the Covid 19 pandemic.  We therefore relied on our leadership's best guesses.  In this episode I argue that it is time for individuals use the lessons learned in 2020 to replace guesswork and decide for themselves...