Books

Bad Pharma

Bad Pharma

Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre is a book that places  the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess. He succeeds in extracting complicated facts  and figures from the medical world and converting them into a very readable book. I have just read ‘Bad Science’ also by Ben […]

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Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People

Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People

In the book Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People, the journalist Katharine Quarmby argues that Western culture “has a serious and pernicious problem with disability hate crime”. Why are Western cultures failing the disabled? Why is there sustained, and often fatal, abuse of a disabled person? It is worse than bullying, what is it […]

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