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        Ben Goldacre

        Medicine is broken, according to Ben Goldacre in his new book Bad Pharma. In conversation with Adam Rutherford, Ben describes how the route from drug development to patient is a flawed ecosystem of systemic problems, one that badly needs fixing.

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