By Ben Goldacre

ISBN-10: 0007363648

ISBN-13: 9780007363643

Bad Science hilariously uncovered the tips that quacks and reporters use to distort technological know-how, turning into a 400,000 reproduction bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre places the $600bn international pharmaceutical less than the microscope. What he finds is an interesting, terrifying mess.

Doctors and sufferers want stable medical proof to make trained judgements. yet as a substitute, businesses run undesirable trials all alone medicinal drugs, which distort and exaggerate the advantages via layout. whilst those trials produce unflattering effects, the information is just buried. All of this can be completely felony. in truth, even executive regulators withhold very important information from the folk who desire it such a lot. medical professionals and sufferer teams have stood via too, and did not shield us. as a substitute, they take cash and favours, in an international so fractured that medics and nurses are actually knowledgeable by means of the medicine undefined. sufferers are harmed in large numbers.

Ben Goldacre is Britain's most interesting 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 platforms were damaged, and the way effortless it'd be to mend them.

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