Cancerfighter’s Weblog

Alternative cancer therapies and ideas

Big Bad Pharma

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 23, 2012

I have several times had curious exchanges of email with Ben Goldacre and have always known him to be extremely hostile to what I call natural or alternative medicine but which he refers to as quackery (on the basis of what evidence I have to ask).

However recently I started to read his book Bad Pharma. It is dynamite. It is the most excoriating critique of contemporary drug culture and the bad science that goes along with it, I do urge everyone to read this book. It undercuts any suggestion that modern medicine is based on good science. This is a big book and it will be the core text on this subect for decades. Well done Ben Goldacre.

For the arguments in favour of what Goldacre calls quackery read my book The Cancer Survivor’s


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