Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What Your Doctors Don’t Know About the Drugs They Prescribe - Ben Goldacre

What Your Doctors Don’t Know About the Drugs They Prescribe
 Ben “Bad Science” Goldacre

We don’t really know if the drugs we use work. We just believe that we know.

Goldacre has just published a book on the subject, called Bad Pharma. You can read the foreword on his blog.


"A cancer at the core of evidence based medicine"

"This is a disaster. We cannot know the true effect of the medicines that we prescribe if we do not have access to all of the information."



Comments to the video.

  1. eddie watts
    scary stuff, but not surprising really.
  2. High reprint orders in medical journals and pharmaceutical industry funding
    Here is a free full text paper in which Ben Goldacre was a co author.
    You may also enjoy.
    Ben Goldacre keynote Strata Conference London 2012
    I think we should also insist that all medical research conducted with public funds or using data collected from publicly funded hospitals/universities is made available free online six months from journal publication.

  3. He was also on You and Yours today
    Talking about the way pharmaceutical companies influence prescribing practice and make huge donations to Charities purporting to help patients with particular diseases lobby for expensive medications.
Watch this excellent Ted talk video here.

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