Ben Goldacre on TED, on drug companies and hidden data.
Ben Goldacre's lecture at TEDglobal, in which he describes how pharmaceutical companies harm patients by failing to report negative outcomesKey Concepts addressed:
Ben Goldacre’s video lecture on TED.com in which he unpicks dodgy scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, dubious government reports, pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks.
When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark.
In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.
This video is published by TED.com under a Creative Commons licence.