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    Psychiatric drugs create ‘more harm than good’ notes Prof. Peter Gotzsche, MD


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    Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:40 am Email this article

    “In 2012, I found out that the ten biggest drug companies in the world commit repeated and serious crimes to such a degree that they fulfill the criteria for organised crime under US law,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

    “They involve colossal thefts of public monies and they contribute substantially to the fact that our drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.”

    Reference

    Gøtzsche P. Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Health Care. Article published on-line, 2013 Sep 9; http://www.madinamerica.com/2013/09/deadly-medicines-organised-crime-big-pharma-corrupted-health-care/

    About Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, graduated as a master of science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician 1984.

    He is a specialist in internal medicine; worked with clinical trials and regulatory affairs in the drug industry 1975-1983, and at hospitals in Copenhagen 1984-95.

    He cofounded The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 and established The Nordic Cochrane Centre the same year.

    He became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen.

    Peter has published more than 50 papers in “the big five” (British Medical Journal, Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine and New England Journal of Medicine) and his scientific works have been cited over 10,000 times.

    He is author of the books
    “Rational Diagnosis and Treatment. Evidence-Based Clinical Decision-Making” (2007), 
    “Mammography Screening: truth, lies and controversy” (2012), and
    “Deadly medicines and organised crime: How big pharma has corrupted health care” (2013).

    Peter has an interest in statistics and research methodology. He is a member of several groups publishing guidelines for good reporting of research and has co-authored CONSORT for randomised trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and SPIRIT for trial protocols. Peter is an editor in the Cochrane Methodology Review Group.

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