I have just finished Ben’s latest book – Bad Pharma.  I cannot recommend it highly enough, it is a brilliant book.  It is written in 6 chapters (and an afterword) :

  • Missing Data
  • Where Do New Drugs Come From
  • Bad Regulators
  • Bad Trials
  • Bigger, Simpler Trials
  • Marketing
  • Better Data (afterword)

I found the ‘Missing Data’ and ‘Bad Regulators’ the most chilling. 

If you’re reading this blog you’re probably interested in robust evidence in which case you really should read Ben’s book.If you’re still not convinced, have a look at Ben’s talk at TEDMED 2012.