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."
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)