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Bad Bad Bad: how drug companies mislead doctors – Ben Goldacre


Dr Ben Goldacre is a physician, psychiatrist and epidemiologist; writer, broadcaster and really fast TEDtalker. He was in Toronto publicising his new book Bad Science in Feb, here he is in interview with Anna Maria Tremonte on CBC’s The Current from … Continue reading

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Ben Goldacre: Bad Science, Bad Pharma, not too shabby Valentine ?


Ben Goldacre is a UK physician, epidemiologist and writer who has been an outspoken critic of the current research / publication system.  He has written two books on the topic, and also has two very engaging TED talks .  He … Continue reading

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battling bad science – ben goldacre


Ben Goldacre on the tricks and trickery employed by those peddling their “cures” on us – from fake credentials that your cat have for $60; to elaborate and multimillion dollar schemes pharmaceutical companies deply to run trials to get exactly … Continue reading

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What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe: Ben Goldacre


You saw an extract from his book the other day, here he is at TED, Ben Goldacre on how the system that is the very basis of “evidence medicine” is a load of bollocks [my paraphrasing] concealling a systemmatic flaw … Continue reading

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The Drugs Don’t Work – Ben Goldacre


From the guardian, a lengthy extract from a new book by Ben Goldacre, published today in the UK. Goldacre is one of the growing number of Doctors who have woken from the pharma/doubleblind/”evidence” -induced hypnosis that has taken hold of … Continue reading

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