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Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre
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Dec 04, 13

Read from October 06 to 26, 2012

I think this book may have an enormous impact in public health.
Read the first chapters and already amazed, enthralled and utterly shocked by some of the revelations. It doesn't surprise me that drug companies are withholding data from public scrutiny but it sickens me to learn that publicly funded regulators are also in the game... Now that I have finished it, I have a much deeper knowledge of how Big Pharma actually harms patients and, better still, a list of actions anyone can take to help improve the situation. I agree with the author in that transparency is key to change things and that can only come from a change in the (non-) regulation that it is now in place. We, the public, have the responsability of demanding that change from our politicians. I also agree that massive leaks, wikileaks style, from industry insiders could help to discourage shameful practices from all the agents involved in public health.
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