Bad Pharma by @bengoldacre puts the $600bn Global Pharmaceutical Industry under the Microscope

How Drug Companies mislead Doctors and harm Patients

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Book Description

From amazon.co.uk : ” 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.

Ben Goldacre is Britain’s finest writer on the science behind medicine, and ‘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. “

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  1. milandartanjan

     /  16/03/2013

    Reblogged this on The power of plants .
    Milan

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  2. Charles Slang

     /  16/03/2013

    Reblogged this on charlieslang.
    Charles

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