"The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don't sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs...Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors...the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe...Patients don't realise... their doctors...know very, very little about drugs that hasn't been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drugs industry... Drugs are the third leading cause of death"
The author, (who used himself to work in the drugs industry), exposes the pharmaceutical industries' fraudulent behaviour both in research and marketing, where a callous disregard for human life and health is the norm. He draws convincing comparisons between their behaviour and that of the tobacco conglomerates, revealing the extraordinary truth behind efforts to confuse and distract the public and their politicians. The book addresses, in evidence-based detail, an extraordinary system failure caused by widespread crime, corruption, bribery, and impotent drug regulation desperately in need of radical reform.
Author: P. Gøtzsche