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Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma. Buy it now. Then do something.

September 25th, 2012 · 16 Comments

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This is a very important book.
Buy it now (that link is to Waterstone’s Amazon don’t pay tax in the UK, so don’t use them).
When you’ve read it, do something about it. The book has lots of suggestions about what to do.

Stolen from badscience.net

 
Peter Medawar, the eminent biologist, in his classic book Advice to [...]

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Tags: Academia · badscience · Big Pharma · BMJ · CAM · Clinical trials · Continuing med education · corruption · Freedom of Information Act · randomisation · RCT · Universities

BMJ defends freedom of speech (but censors my comment)

July 15th, 2009 · 14 Comments

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It’s good to see the BMJ joining the campaign for free speech (only a month or two behind the blogs). The suing of Simon Singh for defamation by the British Chiropractic Association has stirred up a hornet’s nest that could (one hopes) change the law of the land, and destroy chiropractic [...]

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Tags: blogosphere · BMJ · British Chiropractic Association · defamation · General Chiropractic Council · Geoffrey Petts · Simon Singh · Westminster university

BMJ Group promotes acupuncture: pure greed

November 11th, 2008 · 54 Comments

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Today brings a small setback for those  of us interested in spreading sensible ideas about science.  According to a press release
“The BMJ Group is to begin publishing a medical journal on acupuncture from next year, it was announced today (Tuesday 11 November 2008).
This will be the first complementary medicine title that the BMJ [...]

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Tags: Academia · acupuncture · Adrian White · Anti-science · antiscience · Bad journalism · badscience · BMJ · BMJ Group · business · CAM · Dangerous advice · evidence · HRH · Michael Cummings · Prince Charles · Prince of Wales · science · Uncategorized · Universities