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Shocked at the content of Bad Pharma,
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Bad Pharma, a book by Ben Goldachre concerning the working practices of some pharmaceutical companies, is the most informative book I have read this year.It's content is detailed, well explained and of great interest to people like myself who are taking medication for a specific, incurable, life changing disease. At first I downloaded it to my kindle from Amazon but I found aspects of the content quite shocking and needed to constantly backtrack and confirm that I had read the text correctly. This I find tedious with my kindle so I decided to order the paperback and I am very glad I did as there are so many footnotes and references to follow through with. I am now on my second reading. To a former scientist trained in scientific method it is hard to believe that industry lead research has proved to be so unscrupulous, biased and basically dishonest. Ben Godacre writes a most convincing and compelling argument and with conviction. How can GPs and patients make informed decisions unless presented with truthful data about medications and, clearly, in many cases we have been sold a pack of lies. This book should be read by health professionals.
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Initial post: 26 Dec 2013 02:43:46 GMT
If you have an incurable disease you should research possible treatments. Cancer is supposedly incurable yet IS being cured by numerous doctors outside of conventional medicine eg see book by suzanne somers 'knockout'.
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