Ben Goldacre, author of the excellent books Bad Science and Bad Pharma, is coming to North America. If you read this blog, you’re probably familiar with Goldacre and his work. A physician by training, Goldacre started writing for The Guardian several years ago, eventually writing Bad Science, and most recently, Bad Pharma. Here are some dates you can see and hear him – free of charge.
Toronto, Ontario, Feb 14 (Pub night!) and February 15
Portland Oregon, February 17
Seattle Washington, February 18
New York City, February 21
More details here. To prepare yourself, here’s a recent interview Julia Belluz did Goldacre, and here’s one of Ben’s TED talks, What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe: