Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm by Ben Goldacre

By Ben Goldacre

Bad Science hilariously uncovered the tips that quacks and newshounds use to distort technological know-how, changing into a 400,000 reproduction bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre places the $600bn worldwide pharmaceutical below the microscope. What he finds is an engaging, terrifying mess.

Doctors and sufferers desire solid medical proof to make proficient judgements. yet as an alternative, businesses run undesirable trials on their lonesome medicinal drugs, which distort and exaggerate the advantages through layout. while those trials produce unflattering effects, the information is just buried. All of this is often completely felony. in truth, even govt regulators withhold extremely important facts from the folks who want it so much. medical professionals and sufferer teams have stood by means of too, and didn't shield us. as a substitute, they take funds and favours, in an international so fractured that medics and nurses are actually proficient by way of the medication undefined. sufferers are harmed in large numbers.

Ben Goldacre is Britain's best author at the technology at the back of medication, and 'Bad Pharma' is a transparent and witty assault, displaying precisely how the technology has been distorted, how our structures were damaged, and the way effortless it'd be to mend them.

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By Ben Goldacre

Bad Science hilariously uncovered the tips that quacks and newshounds use to distort technological know-how, changing into a 400,000 reproduction bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre places the $600bn worldwide pharmaceutical below the microscope. What he finds is an engaging, terrifying mess.

Doctors and sufferers desire solid medical proof to make proficient judgements. yet as an alternative, businesses run undesirable trials on their lonesome medicinal drugs, which distort and exaggerate the advantages through layout. while those trials produce unflattering effects, the information is just buried. All of this is often completely felony. in truth, even govt regulators withhold extremely important facts from the folks who want it so much. medical professionals and sufferer teams have stood by means of too, and didn't shield us. as a substitute, they take funds and favours, in an international so fractured that medics and nurses are actually proficient by way of the medication undefined. sufferers are harmed in large numbers.

Ben Goldacre is Britain's best author at the technology at the back of medication, and 'Bad Pharma' is a transparent and witty assault, displaying precisely how the technology has been distorted, how our structures were damaged, and the way effortless it'd be to mend them.

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