Ben Goldacre in North America


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:

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