Bad Pharma

CD - unabridged
(12 CDs)
Product Number: CX1942
Released: 01 Nov, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471210433
Narrator(s): Jot Davies
Publisher: W F Howes
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Goldacre uncovers a shockingly corrupt industry in a passionate and accessible manner. His genuine and thorough research brings to light some revelatory tales of the Pharmaceutical industry and investigates the motives behind our treatments. Following the bestselling Bad Science, which mercilessly exposed the evils of bogus, pseudo-scientific remedies, Ben Goldacre puts the global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope The $600 billion pharmaceutical industry spends more on marketing than it does on research and development. It distorts and suppresses the results of clinical trials if they are unfavourable. New diseases are invented in order to swell profits. Doctors are kept in the dark about which drugs are the best for their patients. Patients’ pressure groups are covertly sponsored by pill manufacturers. Authoritative-looking journals can be nothing more than disguised advertising brochures. Papers, supposedly by respected academics, are in fact ghostwritten by drugs companies. The offences are countless and the consequences are felt by us all. What we trust to cure us may be utterly ineffectual or actually harmful.

Author(s): Ben Goldacre
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2012

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Author(s): Ben Goldacre
Narrator(s): Jot Davies
Product Number D1852
Released: 01 Feb, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471223112

Professional reviews

"Following the bestselling Bad Science, which mercilessly exposed the evils of bogus, pseudo-scientific remedies, Ben Goldacre puts the global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope Ben Goldacre is Britain’s finest writer on medical matters today and Bad Pharma is a brilliant and savage attack on an industry rife with corruption."

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