Book that has been on your “to read” list the longest.
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I keep meaning to buy it but refuse to pay full price for it. Maybe I will get lucky and come across it in a charity shop.
Bad Pharma explores the pharmaceutical industry, its relationship with the medical profession, and the extent to which it controls academic research into its own products. Goldacre argues in the book that “the whole edifice of medicine is broken,” because the evidence on which it is based is systematically distorted by the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Goldacre shows that the true scale of this 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.”