Who is SBP

It’s hoped that SBP will grow to represent the collaborative work of like-minded health professionals, passionate about pharmacy practice and determined to fight quackery and pseudoscience, while promoting critical thinking and ethical patient care.

Comments are welcomed at Science-Based Pharmacy and will be moderated by the editor, below. Consequently it may take up to 24 hours for your comment to appear. All users of this website will be considered non-medical professionals unless you choose to disclose otherwise.  Health professionals that give medical advice are expected to note their status as a medical professional. Otherwise your comment may be edited or removed.

Comments that cite evidence should either provide a citation or link directly to the reference.  Personal experience should be noted as such (though personal anecdotes are discouraged on this site).  Only information which is true and correct to your knowledge should be posted.

Commenters and comments are expected to be honest and respectful. Please focus on the science. This site isn’t called “Anecdote-Based Pharmacy” or “Testimonial-Based Pharmacy” for a reason.

If you’re interested in contributing, please contact sciencebasedpharmacy [at] gmail.com.


Scott Gavura

Scott Gavura has been a registered pharmacist (RPh) in Ontario for over 15 years. Throughout his practice he has maintained an interest in maximizing the appropriate use of medications. He has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy(BScPhm) and an Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Toronto. None of Scott’s posts represent the views of any current or former employer, or affiliated organizations.

Scott’s posts may be viewed here. Scott also contributes to Science-Based Medicine periodically.

Avicenna is the pseudonym for a registered pharmacist (BscPharm, RPh) who works in a community pharmacy in Atlantic Canada. A skeptic at heart, he has completed training in biostatistics, critical appraisal, which helps him to critically evaluate the benefits and harms of medications.

Avicenna believes in a patient’s right to educate themselves about medical issues, but is concerned about the overwhelmingly bad information found in popular magazines, books and websites. Avicenna also enjoys reading (and writing) science-based medicine and pharmacy articles.

Avicenna’s posts may be viewed here.

Sarah Russell

Sara is the pseudonym for a registered pharmacist (BScPhm, RPh) in Alberta. Sara has experience in drug information, sales, and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry, and currently works as a community pharmacist.

Sara’s post may be viewed here.

Last revised: 2014/11/20