One of the foundational values of this show is emphasizing the importance of using the best available evidence when making decisions about medical care.
Unfortunately the drive to publish has driven some to game the scientific publishing system. From circumventing the peer-review process to outright fraud, scientific literature is plagued with misinformation.
The scientific community is responding, though. With tools like retraction databases, research reproducibility efforts and post-publication peer review, scientists are working to maintain the highest level of inegrity in the scientific literature.
Be sure to listen all the way to the end, we get a littel personal.