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These posts mostly relate to books I am reading or series I am collecting to read in order (I tend to collect the series and then read it in one block). You can see a see a list of the books I am currently seeking, as well as a list of all the books I've bothered to catalog if you're interested.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Bad Pharma

    ISBN: 9780007350742
    Another excellent book by Ben Goldacre. In this book he argues that modern medicine is terribly corrupted by the commercial forces that act largely unchecked in the marketplace -- studies which don't make a new drug look good go missing; new drugs are compared only against placebo and not against the current best treatment; doctors are routinely bribed with travel, training and small perks. Overall I'm left feeling like things haven't improved much since this book was published, given that these behaviors still seem common.

    The book does offer concrete actions that we could take to fix things, but I don't see many of these happening any time soon, which is a worrying place to be. Overall, a disturbing but important read.

    Tags for this post: book ben_goldacre medicine science corruption non_fiction
    Related posts: Bad Science; Sixty five roses (Cystic Fibrosis); Why do men have nipples?; Audio from 2005; I Know You Got Soul; The Book of General Ignorance

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Fri, 21 Jan 2011

Bad Science

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