Co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, Danish physician / medical researcher Peter Gøtzsche expresses his views on the criminality of pharmaceutical companies.
Gøtzsche was expelled out of the Cochrane organization in 2018 shortly after co-authoring a critique (https://ebm.bmj.com/content/23/5/165.info) of Cochrane’s HPV vaccine review
(https://www.cochrane.org/…/GYNAECA_hpv-vaccination-prevent-…) in which he pointed out that Cochrane’s researchers *excluded* nearly half the relevant trials and incompletely assessed certain adverse events and safety signals.
More recently, he had a difficult time getting his latest book published in English “Survival in an Overmedicated World,” in which he advises:
“You should not trust your doctor. You should look up the evidence yourself.”
‘You do not ask a barber if you need a haircut.’ Most people have heard this expression or something similar. Yet we willingly allow our doctors to subject us to various diagnostic investigations and treatments which may be financially beneficial for themselves. Health care is riddled with financial conflicts of interest, and even when your doctor does not directly benefit, there are many other reasons you should be on the alert.”
His next book “Vaccines: Truth, Lies, and Controversy,” is coming out in February.