Monday, September 02, 2013

Richard Smith, Former Editor-in-Chief, BMJ reviews Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How big pharma has corrupted healthcare By: Peter Gøtzsche

'Most of Peter’s book is devoted to building up the case that the drug industry has systematically corrupted science to play up the benefits and play down the harms of their drugs.

As an epidemiologist with very high numerical literacy and a passion for detail, so that he is a world leader in critiquing clinical studies, Peter is here on very solid ground. He joins many others, including former editors of the New England Journal of Medicine, in showing this corruption.

He shows too how the industry has bought doctors, academics, journals, professional and patient organisations, university departments, journalists, regulators,  and politicians.

These are the methods of the mob.'

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