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Bad Pharma - How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Ben Goldacre

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Cowley

Length:

11h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

54:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

56:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

50:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

57:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:31