COMMENT: 'Bad Pharma' gets a scolding from Goldacre
This article was originally published in Scrip
Criticizing the pharmaceutical industry, I've recently discovered, is a little like questioning a cult: there are outlandish smears, lurid denunciations, and implausible outright denials. People within the community award themselves a point for this behavior, while outsiders look on in amazement. I’d like to speak with those of you who are able to step outside of this game.
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