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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben GoldacreMedicine is broken. We like to imagine that it’s based on evidence and the results of fair tests. In reality, those tests are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors are familiar with the research literature surrounding a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies. We like to imagine that doctors are impartially educated, when in reality much of their education is funded by industry. We like to imagine that regulators let only effective drugs onto the market, when in reality they approve hopeless drugs, with data on side effects casually withheld from doctors and patients.
All these problems have been protected from public scrutiny because they’re too complex to capture in a sound bite. But Dr. Ben Goldacre shows that the true scale of this murderous disaster fully reveals itself only when the details are untangled. He believes we should all be able to understand precisely how data manipulation works and how research misconduct on a global scale affects us. In his own words, “the tricks and distortions documented in these pages are beautiful, intricate, and fascinating in their details.” With Goldacre’s characteristic flair and a forensic attention to detail, Bad Pharma reveals a shockingly broken system and calls for something to be done. This is the pharmaceutical industry as it has never been seen before.
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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients is a book by the British physician and academic Ben Goldacre about the pharmaceutical industry , its relationship with the medical profession, and the extent to which it controls academic research into its own products. Goldacre argues in the book that "the whole edifice of medicine is broken", because the evidence on which it is based is systematically distorted by the pharmaceutical industry. Responding to the book's publication, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry issued a statement in arguing that the examples the book offers were historical, that the concerns had been addressed, that the industry is among the most regulated in the world, and that it discloses all data in accordance with international standards. In January Goldacre joined the Cochrane Collaboration , British Medical Journal and others in setting up AllTrials , a campaign calling for the results of all past and current clinical trials to be reported. After graduating in with a first-class honours degree in medicine from Magdalen College, Oxford , Goldacre obtained an MA in philosophy from King's College London , then undertook clinical training at UCL Medical School , qualifying as a medical doctor in and as a psychiatrist in Goldacre is known for his "Bad Science" column in the Guardian , which he has written since , and for his first book, Bad Science This unpicked the claims of several forms of alternative medicine, and criticized certain physicians and the media for a lack of critical thinking.
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