By Ben Goldacre
Bad Science hilariously uncovered the methods that quacks and newshounds use to distort technology, changing into a 400,000 reproduction bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre places the $600bn worldwide pharmaceutical below the microscope. What he unearths is an interesting, terrifying mess.
Doctors and sufferers desire strong clinical facts to make proficient judgements. yet as a substitute, businesses run undesirable trials all alone medicines, which distort and exaggerate the advantages by way of layout. whilst those trials produce unflattering effects, the knowledge is just buried. All of this is often completely criminal. actually, even executive regulators withhold very important info from the folks who want it such a lot. medical professionals and sufferer teams have stood by way of too, and did not defend us. as an alternative, they take cash and favours, in an international so fractured that medics and nurses at the moment are informed by way of the medicine undefined. sufferers are harmed in large numbers.
Ben Goldacre is Britain's best author at the technology at the back of drugs, and 'Bad Pharma' is a transparent and witty assault, displaying precisely how the technological know-how has been distorted, how our structures were damaged, and the way effortless it might be to mend them.
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