Bad pharma: how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients

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Medicine 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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subject_facet Clinical trials -- Moral and ethical aspects, Drugs -- Quality control, Drugs -- Testing -- Moral and ethical aspects, HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues, Pharmaceutical industry -- Moral and ethical aspects, Physical fitness -- Health aspects, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
table_of_contents Intro -- Missing data -- Where do new drugs come from? -- Bad regulators -- Bad trials -- Bigger, simpler trials -- Marketing -- Afterword: better data.
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title Bad pharma : how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients
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title_sort bad pharma how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients
title_sub how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients
topic Clinical trials Moral and ethical aspects, Drugs Quality control, Drugs Testing Moral and ethical aspects, HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues, Pharmaceutical industry Moral and ethical aspects, Physical fitness Health aspects, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
topic_facet Clinical trials, Drugs, Health aspects, Moral and ethical aspects, Pharmaceutical industry, Physical fitness, Quality control, Testing