Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflattering results, the data is simply buried. All of this is perfectly legal. In fact, even government regulators withhold vitally important data from the people who need it most. Doctors and patient groups have stood by too, and failed to protect us. Instead, they take money and favours, in a world so fractured that medics and nurses are now educated by the drugs industry. Patients are harmed in huge numbers. Ben Goldacre is Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine, and 'Bad Pharma' is a clear and witty attack, showing exactly how the science has been distorted, how our systems have been broken, and how easy it would be to fix them.
Ben Goldacre, Jahrgang 1974, ist Arzt , Medizinjournalist für die britische Zeitung "The Guardian" und praktiziert außerdem als Psychiater. Er studierte am Magdalen College in Oxford und am University College in London; Ben Goldacre hat außerdem einen Studienabschluss in Philosophie vom King's College in London. Seine Kolumne namens "Bad Science" im "Guardian" gilt als Kult.