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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

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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.

Synopsis:

The author of Bad Science reveals the shocking truth about the pharmaceutical industry and the state of medicine today.

About the Author

Ben Goldacre is a doctor and science writer who has written the "Bad Science" column in the Guardian since 2003. He lives in London. Jonathan Cowley is a British actor hailing from Eastbourne, East Sussex, but he currently calls Los Angeles home. He received AudioFile Earphones Awards for his narration of The Science of Evil by Simon Baron-Cohen and The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. He has narrated many audiobooks and can also be heard on both sides of the Atlantic narrating film trailers and documentaries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452641690
Subtitle:
How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
Author:
Goldacre, Ben
Author:
Cowley, Jonathan
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Biology-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20130205
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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