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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fighting A Forcefield of Tediousness

Ben Goldacre, a British medical doctor and researcher, has crusaded for the opening up of information and for freeing vitally important information from the clutches of governments, the pharmaceutical industry, and others. He has worked with Simon Singh and many others to reform British libel laws which created the problem of "libel tourism" in which frauds, charlatans and corporations can inflict Britain's bizarre libel laws upon people who publish or state factually accurate information.

He gave this TED talk about epidemiology in which he describes quickly and in a very entertaining fashion the problem of pharmaceutical industry and government withholding information from doctors. This is the TED talks at its best.

Link to the talk on the TED site.

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