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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Ben Goldacre

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ISBN 10: 0771036299 / ISBN 13: 9780771036293
Published by Signal, 2013
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Title: Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead ...

Publisher: Signal

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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.

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BEN GOLDACRE is a doctor and award-winning science writer who has written the Bad Science column in the Guardian since 2003. His work focuses on unpicking the evidence behind misleading claims from journalists, the pharmaceutical industry, alternative therapists, and government reports. He has made a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4, and his book Bad Science has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in London, England.

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