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Bad Pharma

How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
Goldacre, Ben (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bad Pharma
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Goldacre puts the 600-billion-dollar global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.
Authors: Goldacre, Ben
Title: Bad pharma
how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2013.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: xvii, 426 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Contents: Missing data
Where do new drugs come from?
Bad regulators
Bad trials
Bigger, simpler trials
Marketing
Afterword: better data.
Summary: Goldacre puts the 600-billion-dollar global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.
Local Note: 6 15 17 18 29 35 53 112 118 133 143 148 150 151 152 172 173 216 226 231 242 243 244 250 264 276
ISBN: 9780865478008
0865478007
Statement of Responsibility: Ben Goldacre
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Drugs Testing. Drugs Testing Moral and ethical aspects. Clinical trials Moral and ethical aspects. Pharmaceutical industry Moral and ethical aspects. Drugs Quality control.
Topical Term: Drugs
Drugs
Clinical trials
Pharmaceutical industry
Drugs
LCCN: 2012038902
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Aug 29, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An incredible indictment of the pharaceutical industry by a muckraking British doctor. [An outstanding book to read concurrently or after this book is Morbid Symptoms, from the Socialist Register; subtitled, Health Under Capitalism.]

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