Professor Peter GøtzscheHis New Book
Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma has corrupted Health Care” won the British Medical Association award in 2014 (Basis of Medicine category)
Professor Peter Gøtzsche's visit to Australia
His talks were be held in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane.
Mental Health - Over-diagnosed & Over-medicated
Professor Gøtzsche graduated as a Master of Science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician in 1984. He is a specialist in internal medicine. Early in his career, he worked as a drug representative, visiting general practitioners, specialists and hospital doctors. Later, he established a drug company medical department, responsible for clinical trials and registration applications for new drugs. He has also been instrumental in opening up drug data at the European Medicines Agency. On the 30th April 2014, Peter was guest speaker at the launch of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry at The House of Lords, London.
In 1993, Peter Gøtzsche co-founded The Cochrane Collaboration, (the gold standard for the review of medical research data) and The Nordic Cochrane Centre, where he is Managing Director. In 2010 he became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen. He has published more than 70 papers in “the big five” ( BMJ, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and New England Journal of Medicine) and his scientific works have been cited over 15000 times.
Professor Peter Gøtzsche Tells It As It Is
About Peter's Book. Deadly Medicine and Organised Crime
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AFTER HEART DISEASE AND CANCER. In his latest ground-breaking book, Peter C Gotzsche exposes the pharmaceutical industries and their charade of fraudulent behaviour, both in research and marketing where the morally repugnant disregard for human lives is the norm. He convincingly draws close comparisons with 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 in need of radical reforms. "The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don't sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life...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.
The patients don't realise that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that hasn't been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry...If you don't think the system is out of control, please email me and explain why drugs are the third leading cause of death...If such a hugely lethal epidemic had been caused by a new bacterium or a virus, or even one-hundredth of it, we would have done everything we could to get it under control." FROM THE INTRODUCTION