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᠒ Free Download Hardcover [ תּ Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks ] ᡟ PDF by Ben Goldacre ᢕ

᠒ Free Download Hardcover [ תּ Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks ] ᡟ PDF by Ben Goldacre ᢕ ᠒ Free Download Hardcover [ תּ Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks ] ᡟ PDF by Ben Goldacre ᢕ British doctor Goldacre is funny and blunt as he bashes journalists, nutritionists, homeopaths, politicians, and pharmaceutical companieshis favorite targets Many supposed experts, he writes, are actually people like Gillian McKeith, who recommends enemas for forehead pimples and whose PhD comes from a nonaccredited correspondence course Goldacre also criticizes South Africas health minister, who turned down antiretroviral drugs for AIDS sufferers, instead advocating for raw garlic, lemons, beetroot, and potatoes Weaving in medical history, he covers famous mistakes, such as Dr Spock advising moms to put their babies to sleep on their bellies now known to increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and Dr Andrew Wakefield erroneously linking vaccines and autism which led many parents to stop immunizing their kids No coward, he takes former prime minister Tony Blair to task for refusing to say whether he had vaccinated his son Some readers may wish for American examples and institutions because this was supposedly retooled for the U.S market But all in all, Bad Science is a fun, informative read Karen SpringenBen Goldacre is exasperated He is irked, vexed, bugged, ticked off at sometimes inadvertent because of stupidity but often deliberate deceptions perpetrated in the name of science And he wants you, the reader, to share his feelings Theres here than just debunking nonsense The appearance of scienceiness the diagrams and graphs, the experiments where exactly was that study published that prove their efficacy are all superficially plausible, with enough of a hassle barrier to deter a closer look Dr Goldacre a very boyish looking 36 year old British physician and author of the popular weekly Bad Science column in The Guardian shows us why that closer look is necessary and how to do it Youll get a good grounding in the importance of evidence based medicine Youll learn how to weigh the results of competing trials using a funnel plot, the value of meta analysis and the Cochrane Collaboration He points out common methodological flaws Studies show is not good enough, he writes The plural of anecdote is not data Katherine Bouton, The New York TimesBritish physician and journalist Ben Goldacre takes aim at quack doctors, pharmaceutical companies and poorly designed studies in extraordinary fashion in Bad Science He particularly loathes most nutritionists, especially Scottish TV personality Gillian McKeith To prove that her American Association of Nutritional Consultants membership isn t so impressive, Goldacre describes registering his dead cat Hettie for the same credentials online Goldacre shines in a chapter about bad scientific studies by writing it from the perspective of a make believe big pharma researcher who needs to bring a mediocre new drug to market He explains exactly how to skew the data to show a positive result I m Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

 

    • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
    • 2.1
    • 90
    • Hardcover
    • 306 pages
    • Ben Goldacre
    • English
    • 04 January 2017

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