Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients

Here’s an unashamed plug for new book by Dr Ben Goldacre that’s out in a week or so.

‘Bad Science’ hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflattering results, the data is simply buried. All of this is perfectly legal. In fact, even government regulators withhold vitally important data from the people who need it most. Doctors and patient groups have stood by too, and failed to protect us. Instead, they take money and favours, in a world so fractured that medics and nurses are now educated by the drugs industry.

Patients are harmed in huge numbers.

‘Bad Pharma’ is a clear and witty attack, showing exactly how the science has been distorted, how our systems have been broken, and how easy it would be to fix them.

The Amazon link for pre order is here.

If you live in London and want to see Ben talk about this in person, then head to the Royal Institution on 2 October

The link for tickets is here.

One Response to “Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients”

  1. Yasmina Marquez Says:

    Muchas gracias por esta información, la verdad que es bueno conseguir sitios como este, ahora mismo iniciaré un trabajo que tiene mucho que ver.


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