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    DescriptionMedicine 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.


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    Title
    Bad Pharma
    Subtitle
    How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Goldacre, Narrator Jonathan Cowley
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452611693
    ISBN 10: 1452611696
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 420
    BIC subject category V2: VF
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI086000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54620
    BISAC V2.8: HEA028000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HEA000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 338.476151
    DC22: 615.1072/4
    LC classification: RM301.27 .G65 2013B
    Thema V1.0: MBP, PS, VF
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    05 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Ben Goldacre is a doctor and science writer who has written the "Bad Science" column in the "Guardian" since 2003. Jonathan Cowley is a British actor whose recording of "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise" by Julia Stuart earned him an "AudioFile" Earphones Award. He has narrated many audiobooks as well as film trailers and documentaries on both sides of the Atlantic.
    Review quote
    "A useful guide for policymakers, doctors and the patients who need protection against deliberate disinformation."" ---Kirkus