Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

U.S. Patient Advocates: Ben Goldacre is here!


Some talks in the US and Canada. COME!

January 30th, 2013 by Ben Goldacre in bad science | No Comments »
Bad Pharma is out in the US and Canada on 5th Feb, which is extremely good news (sorry about the delay, floods and hurricanes apparently..). I’ll be doing a few public lectures in various places, alongside media stuff and other things, there’s a list of open ones below.
If you’re a US podcaster or blogger and you want to chat about bad behaviour in the pharma industry then do please email the three of us (Brian.Gittis@fsgbooks.comben@badscience.net zross@unitedagents.co.uk).
Also: in the UK I’ve done a gazillion talks, and the most fun things always come from random people. So if from the list below it looks like I’m passing through your town and you want me to do a talk in your university, a pub, or an event, or you think there’s someone I should meet, a campaigner, an academic, a journalist, then please contact jglover@randomhouse.com for Canada, and Brian.Gittis@fsgbooks.com for the US. Do also cc me, ben@badscience.net, and we’ll try to fit it in around the various bits of other work while I’m out there.
Cheers!
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You can buy the US edition of Bad Pharma here.
PORTLAND, OR
Sun 17th Feb 7:30pm
Powell’s Bookstore, 1005 West Burnside.
Talk, Q&A, and signing

SEATTLE, WA
Mon 18th Feb 7:30pm
Town Hall, downstairs, enter on Seneca Street
Talk, Q&A, and signing:

NEW YORK CITY, NY
Thurs 21st Feb 7:00pm
Talk, Q&A, and signing
NYC Skeptics at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street

TORONTO, CANADA
Friday, 15th Feb, 7:30pm
Massey College lecture, free and open to the public.

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