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|â€˜Bad Pharmaâ€™ Says Weâ€™re All Victims of Drug Industry|
|The Illness Profit System.Â the pharamaceutical aspect this is one aspect.|
|STEPHEN CURRY, Professor of Structural Biology. - The Raw Story|
|Ben Goldacre's new book, Bad Pharma, is awful. Dreadful. You should read it.|
If you think that's too melodramatic an opening for a book review, that's probably because you haven't read the book yet.
You should read it because behind the anodyne cover lurks a tale of horrific fascination that affects us all. Bad Pharma is the story of the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry, with the help of regulators, doctors and academics, seeks to pervert and obfuscate the research done to test new medicines. It may be rather technical in content, but from more or less page one Goldacre is clear about who are the primary victims in his sorry story: all of us. Happily, we might also be part of the solution.
It seems hard to credit that the situation could be so bad. The scale of the problem is rendered starkly in the ...