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Bad Pharma

Author : Ben Goldacre
ISBN : 9780865478060
Genre : Business & Economics
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Argues that doctors are deliberately misinformed by profit-seeking pharmaceutical companies that casually withhold information about drug efficacy and side effects, explaining the process of pharmaceutical data manipulation and its global consequences. By the best-selling author of Bad Science.

Bad Pharma

Author : Ben Goldacre
ISBN : 9780771036316
Genre : Science
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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.

Bad Pharma

Author : Ben Goldacre
ISBN : 9780374710170
Genre : Science
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We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair testing and clinical trials. In reality, those tests and trials are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors who write prescriptions for everything from antidepressants to cancer drugs to heart medication are familiar with the research literature about 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 the pharmaceutical industry. We like to imagine that regulators have some code of ethics and let only effective drugs onto the market, when in reality they approve useless drugs, with data on side effects casually withheld from doctors and patients. All these problems have been shielded from public scrutiny because they're too complex to capture in a sound bite. But 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 in the medical industry affects us on a global scale. With Goldacre's characteristic flair and a forensic attention to detail, Bad Pharma reveals a shockingly broken system and calls for regulation. This is the pharmaceutical industry as it has never been seen before.

Bad Science

Author : Ben Goldacre
ISBN : 9780007283194
Genre : Science
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Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.

The Truth About The Drug Companies

Author : Marcia Angell
ISBN : 9780375760945
Genre : Medical
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A physician and former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine provides an explosive critique of the pharmaceutical industry, detailing its dangerous influence on medical research, education, and physicians; exposing the reasons behind the spiraling prescription drug prices; and proposing a program of vital reforms. Reprint.

Big Pharma

Author : Jacky Law
ISBN : 0786717831
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In what is both a diagnosis and a course of treatment for modern medicine, Law reveals a world where market considerations, not medical need, are determining the research agenda of the pharmaceutical industry.

Spook Science Tackles The Afterlife

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 0393069206
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The best-selling author of ?Stiff ?and ?Bonk? trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. "What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die.

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