Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ben Goldacre
Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Genres: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: January 2012
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.

Reviews (1)

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

Written by Anonymous from Stamford, CT on December 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I found this audio book super confusing and hard to understand.

Author Details

Author Details

Goldacre, Ben

Ben Goldacre is a doctor and writer. His first book "Bad Science" was an international bestseller, and has been translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in London.