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Bad Pharma: How Medicine is Broken, And How We Can Fix It


‘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…

Bad Pharma

Pub Date : 2014-04-01 | Author : Ben Goldacre | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9780865478060
ISBN 13 : 0865478066

Argues that doctors are deliberately misinformed by profit-seeking pharmaceutical companies that casually withhold information about drug efficacy and side effects, explaining the ..

Bad Pharma

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Ben Goldacre | Publisher : Fourth Estate

ISBN 10 : 000749808X
ISBN 13 : 9780007498086

Following the bestselling 'Bad Science', which mercilessly exposed the evils of bogus, pseudo-scientific remedies, Ben Goldacre puts the global pharmaceutical industry under the mi..

Bad Science

Pub Date : 2010-10-12 | Author : Ben Goldacre | Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

ISBN 10 : 9780771035760
ISBN 13 : 0771035764

The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist. We are obsessed with our health. An..

Pharmageddon

Pub Date : 2013-04 | Author : David Healy | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520275768
ISBN 13 : 0520275764

This searing indictment, David Healy’s most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to..

Overdosed America

Pub Date : 2013-03-05 | Author : Dr. John Abramson | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780062281432
ISBN 13 : 0062281437

Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine..

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