GP Sceptics podcast 4: Addiction




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Justin and Liz invite Dr Hester Wilson into the pod to chew on some baclofen; is it really the latest promising drug for alcohol addiction? A recent Australian Doctor article (requires login) thinks so.

Hester is a Sydney GP who specialises in drug and alcohol medicine. And she’s also a fine soprano: we don’t let her leave without singing a snippet of Cosi Fan Tutte.

Liz’s dilemma for ‘what would Justin do?’ channels one of these:wookie


…and Justin’s factoid concerns a mysterious case of smartphone blindness.

Liz applies the Mindspace framework for pharmaceutical marketing.

Neko Richiko, our unofficial calligrapher, sums up this podcast:



“Bacloville” baclofen study  — Berlin slide presentation teaser prior to study publication. 2016

Transient Smartphone Blindness NEJM, June 2016

About Dr Justin Coleman

Justin is a GP in Brisbane and Director of Education for GPs in the NT. He edits a medical journal and two medical textbooks, and is a medical writer and educator. Further details at
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