Drug companies exaggerate their successes

Drug companies exaggerate their successes, hide their failures and generally fail to abide by the rules of evidence based medicine. This ongoing fraud is the subject of the latest book from Guardian columnist Ben Goldacre, better known as merciless scourge of “woo” merchants cynically flogging worthless complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments.

An extract from the book appears in the current Guardian weekend magazine and I’m happy to give Ben’s “Bad Pharma” a plug because that is what I and a few others in the UK have been saying for years. Welcome to the club, Ben.

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