I did a new talk at TED, on drug companies and hidden data.

September 28th, 2012 by Ben Goldacre in bad science, big pharma, onanism, podcast, publication bias | 10 Comments »

I did a new talk at TED about drug companies hiding the results of clinical trials, it went up today. This is a huge, ongoing problem, and it results in patients suffering and dying unnecessarily. So I’m really pleased that TED were able to give the story a platform. Video after the click:  Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s the foreword to my new book.

September 25th, 2012 by Ben Goldacre in bad science | 19 Comments »

My new book Bad Pharma is out today. It describes how drug companies harm patients, around the world, by distorting evidence on an industrial scale. More  than that, it shows how doctors, academics, and regulators have all failed to fix these problems. Bad practices have been perpetuated, because the public have not understood the true scale of the disaster. If this book is not ignored, it will make certain current public positions from industry, and from regulators, untenable. That will be the beginning of fixing the problem, and for the rest, I need your help.

But first, with kind permission of the publishers, here’s the introduction. I hope you like it.

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Holy cow I just touched my new book!

September 20th, 2012 by Ben Goldacre in bad science | 19 Comments »

it is a thing of beauty and power. My advice is to buy one right now, before they all get seized and pulped.

In paperback here:

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