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Ben Goldacre - Author

About the Author

Dr Ben Goldacre is the author of the 'Bad Science' column in the 'Guardian' ? one of the most popular columns in the newspaper. During the past three years it has become one of the most popular columns in the paper, receiving hundreds of emails every week with tip-offs for stories. He studied Medicine at Oxford. He is 34 and now works full time for the NHS as an academic and hospital doctor, seeing patients and explaining difficult ideas to difficult people. Ben also appears regularly on TV and radio commenting on cosmetics, adverts, scares and alternative therapies.

Featured books by Ben Goldacre

Statins

Statins

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Statins are the single most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the whole of the developed world. They're taken by over 100 million people, with millions more patients being offered them every year. We know that statins do some good. But we don't know how big the benefits are. We don't know which is the best. We don't how common the side effects are. We don't give clear information to patients, so they are deprived of their right to make informed decisions about the trade-off between benefits, inconvenience, and risk. All this can be fixed, with a few simple changes that weld big data onto the heart and art of medicine.

Other books by Ben Goldacre

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharma, he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In Bad Science, Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In Bad Pharma, he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2014

The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In `Bad Science', Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In `Bad Pharma', he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2014

The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In `Bad Science', Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In `Bad Pharma', he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.

Bad Pharma How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix it

Bad Pharma How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix it

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess. ***Now updated with the latest government responses to the book*** Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies run bad trials on their own drugs, which distort and exaggerate the benefits by design. When these trials produce unflattering results, the data is simply buried. All of this is perfectly legal. In fact, even government regulators withhold vitally important data from the people who need it most. Doctors and patient groups have stood by too, and failed to protect us. Instead, they take money and favours, in a world so fractured that medics and nurses are now educated by the drugs industry. The result: patients are harmed in huge numbers. Ben Goldacre is Britain's finest writer on the science behind medicine, and `Bad Pharma' is the book that finally prompted Parliament to ask why all trial results aren't made publicly available - this edition has been updated with the latest news from the select committee hearings. Let the witty and indefatigable Goldacre show you how medicine went wrong, and what you can do to mend it.

Die Pharma-Luge

Die Pharma-Luge

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2013

Die Pharmaindustrie: durch und durch korrupt. Die Medizin: kaputtKein Arzt wei genau, was er verschreibt. Kein Patient kennt smtliche Nebenwirkungen seines Medikaments. Der Grund: Die Pharmaindustrie legt die eigenen Studien nicht offen - und die Zulassungsbehrden schtzen die Konzerne dabei. Ben Goldacres Analyse einer kaputten Medizin, einer durch und durch korrupten Industrie ist messerscharf und bei allem kritischen Furor spannend und unterhaltsam."e;So stellt sich der Laie den medizinischen Fortschritt vor: Pharmaforscher testen neue Wirkstoffe in unabhngigen Studien, und Zulassungsbehrden legen hohe Mastbe an, ehe sie eine neue Arznei auf den Markt lassen. Die Wirklichkeit sieht anders aus: Die Medizin ist kaputt sagt der britische Arzt und Bestsellerautor Ben Goldacre in seinem Buch Bad Pharma ber das 600 Milliarden Dollar schwere Geschft der Pillenindustrie. Ebenso fachkundig wie detailliert beschreibt er, wie Pharmaindustrie und Wissenschaftler negative Studienergebnisse verschweigen oder manipulieren, klinische Studien in Entwicklungslndern durchfhren und das Verschreibungsverhalten der rzte beeinflussen. Goldacre liefert keine Verschwrungstheorien, sondern Kapitel fr Kapitel anspruchsvolle Beweisfhrung."e; (Der Spiegel ber die englische Originalausgabe)"e;Goldacres Analyse der Unzulnglichkeiten klinischer Studien ist niederschmetternd. Jeder, der sich fr das Pharmageschft interessiert, sollte das Buch lesen."e; Financial Times

Die Wissenschaftsluge

Die Wissenschaftsluge

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2010

Der groe Sachbuch-Bestseller aus Grobritannien: Endlich wird entlarvt, wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler belugen, um uns Medizin- und Kosmetikprodukte zu verkaufen"e;Von Zahnarzten empfohlen"e;."e;Von Dermatologen getestet"e;. Doch mit welchem Ergebnis? Woher wissen wir, ob uns eine medizinische Behandlung hilft? Wie konnen wir uberprufen, was uns alternative Heilmethoden wie zum Beispiel die Homoopathie versprechen? Und warum glauben kluge, kritische Menschen hanebuchene Dinge, nur weil "e;die Wissenschaft"e; sie angeblich bewiesen hat?Ben Goldacre entlarvt mit so viel Witz wie Wissen die zweifelhafte Wissenschaft hinter vermeintlich gepruften und bewiesenen Fakten und zeigt uns, wie wir mit eigenen Mitteln schlechte von guter Wissenschaft unterscheiden konnen.

Bad Science

Bad Science

Author: Ben Goldacre Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2010

Nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize. We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

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