"Smart, funny, clear, unflinching: Ben Goldacre is my hero." --Mary Roach, author of "Stiff," "Spook," and "Bonk "Medicine 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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We all feel uncomfortable about the role of profit in healthcare, we all have a vague notion that the global $600bn pharmaceutical industry is somehow evil and untrustworthy, but that sense rarely goes beyond a flaky, undifferentiated new age worldview. Bad Pharma puts real flesh on those bones, revealing the rigged evidence used by drug companies. Bad information means bad treatment decisions, which means patients suffer and die: there is no climactic moment of villainy, but drugs are used which are overpriced, less effective, and have more side effects. There are five cheap, easy things we can do to fix the problem. Bad Pharma takes a big dirty secret out into the open, and will provide a single focus for concerns people have both inside and outside medicine.Revue de presse :
Praise for Bad Science
"One of the best books I've ever read. It completely changed the way I saw the world. And I actually mean it." -- Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist
"This is a much-needed book. Ben Goldacre shows us -- with hysterical wit -- how to separate the scam artists from real science. In a world of misinformation, this is a rare gem." -- Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek
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