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Creating New Illnesses To Sell Pills

by | 3rd, September 2008

BEN Goldacre looks at how big phama invents new ilnesses to sell new drugs:

In 2007 the British Medical Journal published a large, well-conducted, randomised controlled trial, performed at lots of different locations, run by publicly funded scientists, that delivered a strikingly positive result: it showed that one treatment could significantly improve children’s antisocial behaviour. The treatment was entirely safe, and the study was even accompanied by a very compelling cost-effectiveness analysis.

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