pharmacy http://wamc.org en "Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients" by Ben Goldacre http://wamc.org/post/bad-pharma-how-drug-companies-mislead-doctors-and-harm-patients-ben-goldacre <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair testing and clinical trials. In reality, those tests and trials are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors who write prescriptions for everything from antidepressants to cancer drugs to heart medication are familiar with the research literature about a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies.</span></p><p>With Ben Goldacre’s characteristic flair and a forensic attention to detail, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0865478007/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0865478007&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0865478007" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em> reveals a shockingly broken system and calls for regulation. This is the pharmaceutical industry as it has never been seen before.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59922 at http://wamc.org "Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients" by Ben Goldacre Pharmageddon http://wamc.org/post/pharmageddon <p>Joe Donahue speaks with David Healy about his book, <em>Pharmageddon</em>.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:06:27 +0000 Joe Donahue 35037 at http://wamc.org Pharmageddon