Chaos Theory and Pharmacology
Reblogged: Originally Posted on December 24, 2014
The truth about drug companies (again).
“We already know that big pharma is dirty business, but with his latest book Ben Goldacre mobilises his charisma to effect change, writes Carl Elliott”
“At this stage in the game, the crimes and sins of the pharmaceutical industry are not really in serious dispute any more. Thanks to the hard work of government prosecutors, muckraking reporters, and whistleblowing employees, we know that big pharma rigs clinical trials, hides unfavourable results, ghostwrites journal articles, manipulates professional bodies and regulators, bribes physicians, bullies its enemies, and engages in spectacularly inventive public relations schemes to increase sales of drugs that it knows to be dangerous or worthless. All of this harms patients, by crooking the regulatory process and distorting the medical literature so that doctors unwittingly end up making bad clinical decisions.”
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