“Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime” Wins Book Award From British Medical Association

Rob Wipond

Peter Gøtzsche's Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime has won first prize in the "Basis of Medicine" category of the British Medical Association's annual book awards.

A post from the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, of which Gøtzsche is a member, quoted from one of the judges commenting on the book: "I was particularly interested in the entanglement between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. The use of clear language – fraud, corruption, and criminality – helps show what we would call this behaviour in any other sphere of life. It also refocuses our minds on the impact this behaviour has on patients – medication being the third largest cause of death..."

The winner in the "Psychiatry" category was Jon Frederickson's Co-Creating Change: Effective Dynamic Therapy Techniques, a book about psychotherapy strategies for working with people who are "stuck" or "resistant."

Gøtzsche is a Foreign Correspondent for Mad In America, and wrote about his book here, and discussed psychiatry specifically in the Open Paradigm Project video below.

Peter Gøtzsche’s latest book ‘Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare’ wins first prize in BMA book awards 2014 (Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, October 21, 2014)

Medical book awards winners by category (British Medical Association)

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Rob Wipond
Rob Wipond is a Victoria, British Columbia-based freelance journalist who has been writing on mental health issues for fifteen years. His research has particularly focused on the interfaces between psychiatry, the justice system, and civil rights. His articles have been nominated for three Canadian National Magazine Awards, six Western Magazine Awards, and four Jack Webster Awards for journalism. He can be contacted through his website.

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