2013 Book prize long list

Bad Pharma

Ben Goldacre

Published by: 4th Estate

WARNING: THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY HAS SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS. These include: flawed clinical trials followed by the suppression of unfavourable results, poor regulation, diseases invented purely for profit, swollen marketing budgets, doctors and academics in the pay of pill manufacturers. If you find this hard to swallow, please seek the urgent medical advise of Dr Ben Goldacre as he dissects the drug industry, offering a simple and effective remedy for the sick business of Big Pharma.