Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
NZ Listener Winner 2012
From the reviews of Bad Science: 'From an expert with a mail-order PhD to debunking the myths of homeopathy, Ben Goldacre talks the reader through some notable cases and shows how you don't need a science degree to spot "bad science" yourself' Independent (Book of the Year) 'His book aims to teach us better, in the hope that one day we write less nonsense' Daily Telegraph (Book of the Year) 'For sheer savagery, the illusion-destroying, joyous attack on the self-regarding, know-nothing orthodoxies of the modern middle classes, "Bad Science" cannot be beaten. You'll laugh your head off, then throw all those expensive health foods in the bin' Trevor Phillips, Observer (Book of the Year) 'Unmissable...laying about himself in a froth of entirely justified indignation, Goldacre slams the mountebanks and bullshitters who misuse science. Few escape: drug companies, self-styled nutritionists, deluded researchers and journalists all get thoroughly duffed up. It is enormously enjoyable' The TImes (Book of the Year)
Ben Goldacre is a doctor and science writer who has written the ' Bad Science ' column in the Guardian since 2003. His work focuses on unpicking the evidence behind misleading claims from journalists, the pharmaceutical industry, alternative therapists, and government reports. He has made a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4, and his book Bad Science reached Number One in the nonfiction charts, has sold over 350,000 copies in the UK alone, and has been translated into 17 languages.