Bad Pharma

Bad Pharma

How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Book - 2012
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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.

Publisher: Toronto : Signal, 2012
ISBN: 9780771036293
Branch Call Number: 338.476151 GOL 2012 23
Characteristics: xvii, 430 pages


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Jan 17, 2016

This book along with The Great Cholesterol Myth will make you wonder about the soundness of the physicians prescriptions.
It certainly appears that institutions were setup to serve the employees and lobbying companies rather than the public.

Too bad Goldacre only has the power to influence rather than enforce laws.

Jul 23, 2013

An incredible indictment of the pharaceutical industry by a muckraking British doctor. [An outstanding book to read concurrently or after this book is Morbid Symptoms, from the Socialist Register; subtitled, Health Under Capitalism.]

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