The conversation is a great media outlet because its run by academic nerds but made for everyone i had a nice time chatting with them last week we discussed transparency data sharing statins research integrity risk communication culture shift academic activism and why we should kick through the walls of the ivory tower. Bad science quacks hacks and big pharma flacks ben goldacre on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place. Bad science is a book by ben goldacre criticising mainstream media reporting on health and science issues it was published by fourth estate in september 2008 it has been positively reviewed by the british medical journal and the daily telegraph and has reached the top 10 bestseller list for amazon books. Full of spleen this is a hilarious invigorating and informative journey through the world of bad sciencewhen dr ben goldacre saw someone on daytime tv dipping her feet in an aqua detox footbath releasing her toxins into the water turning it brown he thought hed try the same at home. Ben goldacre bad science channel 4 reported that a study in the lancet showed a new drug had reduced the symptoms of duchennes muscular dystrophy unfortunately the study shows no such thing
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