Science and Technology

"Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients"

Ben Goldacre

About the Program

Ben Goldacre talks about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry in the global healthcare system and argues that pharmaceutical companies hide negative studies and use questionable testing and intensive lobbying to get what they want, regardless of whether the drugs they produce are good for patients. Mr. Goldacre spoke about his book at Town Hall Seattle.    

About the Authors

Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre, a medical doctor, wrote the "Bad Science" column for the Guardian (UK) from 2003 to 2011.  His book, "Bad Science," has sold over 400,000 copies and has been published in 18 countries.  To find out more, visit: badscience.net. 


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"Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, May 27th at 8:30pm (ET)
  • Saturday, March 23rd at 4:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, March 3rd at 7pm (ET)
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