|Type of site Blog|
|Available in English|
Science-Based Medicine is a daily blog with entries covering issues in science and medicine, especially dangerous medical scams and practices. Science-Based Medicine is noted as an influential and respected source of information about medical controversies and alternative medicine.
Steven Novella, a clinical neurologist at Yale University, founded the blog and serves as its executive editor. David Gorski, a surgical oncologist at Wayne State University, serves as the managing editor. Both editors and the blog's regular contributors are prominent skeptics, doctors, researchers, and communicators.
The Science-Based Medicine editorial staff describes themselves as "being alarmed at the manner in which unscientific and pseudoscientific health care ideas have increasingly infiltrated academic medicine and medicine at large"; they state that the best medicine is based on scientific principles, which includes prior plausibility, not based on evidence alone.