Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Podcast About Medicine Done Badly

A few weeks ago, I posted a link to an article by Ben Goldacre, a columnist at the Guardian who's just published a book called Bad Pharma. Soon thereafter, Ben was interviewed for the Guardian's Science Weekly Podcast, and an abbreviated version of the interview was featured in their weekly podcast a few weeks ago. Just yesterday, the full version was released, and let me tell you, it's excellent. While Ben has been a harsh critic of complementary medicine (and so he and I don't agree on everything), his critique of the pharmaceutical industry and the effect they have had on both debasing science, as well as putting patients at risk, is excellent. The interview is about an hour long, but is well worth your time. I hope you enjoy it.