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Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre appears in the following:

Battling Bad Science

Friday, May 02, 2014

Stories about new innovations in health appear almost daily in the media, but the claims are frequently overblown, misleading, or completely false. In a TED talk from July, 2011, journalist Ben Goldacre talks about how to spot and avoid bad science.

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Bogus "Blue Monday"

Friday, January 10, 2014

Every year at this time, the media report on the phenomenon of "Blue Monday," the day researchers have determined is purportedly the most depressing of the year. This year, the sad day fell on January 6th. Bob speaks with Dr. Ben Goldacre, who writes the Bad Science blog, about how "Blue Monday" is just a pseudoscientific media myth started by a public relations company.

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Battling Bad Science

Friday, July 05, 2013

Stories about new innovations in health appear almost daily in the media, but the claims are frequently overblown, misleading, or completely false. In a TED talk from July, 2011, journalist Ben Goldacre talks about how to spot and avoid bad science.

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How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ben Goldacre argues that the pharmaceutical industry is broken—from the research and testing to education to the drug approval process. In Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, Goldacre shows that problems have been shielded from the public and explains how data manipulation and research misconduct on a global scale affects us.

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