Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Ben Goldacre

"Smart, humorous, transparent, unflinching: Ben Goldacre is my hero." ―Mary Roach, writer of Stiff, Spook, and Bonk

We prefer to think that medication is predicated on facts and the result of reasonable checking out and medical trials. in truth, these exams and trials are frequently profoundly improper. we love to visualize that medical professionals who write prescriptions for every thing from antidepressants to melanoma medicines to middle medicine are acquainted with the study literature approximately those medicinal drugs, whilst in truth a lot of the learn is hidden from them by way of drug businesses. we love to visualize that medical professionals are impartially informed, while actually a lot in their schooling is funded by way of the pharmaceutical undefined. we adore to visualize that regulators have a few code of ethics and permit in basic terms potent medicines onto the industry, whilst in truth they approve lifeless medicinal drugs, with facts on unwanted effects casually withheld from medical professionals and patients.
these types of difficulties were protected against public scrutiny simply because they're too advanced to seize in a valid chew. Ben Goldacre exhibits that the real scale of this murderous catastrophe totally unearths itself in simple terms while the main points are untangled. He believes we must always all have the capacity to comprehend accurately how facts manipulation works and the way learn misconduct within the clinical impacts us on an international scale.
With Goldacre's attribute aptitude and a forensic cognizance to element, Bad Pharma reveals an incredibly damaged procedure wanting rules. this is often the pharmaceutical because it hasn't ever been visible before.

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