Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

What is going on here?

February 14th, 2011

Yet another favorable review. What’s up with that?

To paraphrase you-know-who: My interest is in how Carl Elliott has gone wrong, not in what there is to admire.

It has now been almost 4 months since anyone panned the book. Does anyone else smell a rat here? Why are his critics so silent all of a sudden?



More from the Moon Colony

February 13th, 2011

Thank you sir, may I have another?

October 27th, 2010


The word is out.  We have a consensus:  Carl Elliott’s book is not worth reading.  Hot on the heels of a negative review of a review, another review of those two reviews declares: “I think I’ll pass on White Coat, Black Hat

The book, based on those two articles and another positive review I recently read seems to be anything but a balanced treatment of the issue. In fact, it comes across as a knee-jerk, intellectually lazy collection of anecdotes designed to appeal to popular animosity against the pharmaceutical industry.

Outstanding. That’s $25.00 of your money saved. But haven’t we been saying that all along?

Reviews, Uncategorized

To the Woodshed!

October 26th, 2010
Get the belt!

Get the belt!

BOO-YAH!  Guess who gets a spanking on the Policy and Medicine Blog?  Check this:

Since Elliott thinks he does not have “any moral expertise more than anybody else,” then why did he write the book? Is he donating the proceeds to ensure that people without insurance can get healthcare? No.

Yowza! Sullivan wisely chose to review another review, rather than wasting money on the book – which, as we all know, would only encourage him. Disappointing, though, that the writer failed to credit this blog’s groundbreaking work in destroying Carl’s credibility. He should get in touch; we’ve got plenty of ideas.


We’ll never hear the end of this

September 28th, 2010


Crap. We will never hear the end of this.  The Times just reviewed the book.  Ok, there, I posted the link.  Happy?

And no, I will not be at Thanksgiving this year.


The self-righteous, plagiarist moon colony

September 17th, 2010
Voodoo doll

Dr. Carl Elliott

The Wall Street Journal Health Blog interviewed Dr. BFD.  Nothing new, same old horseshit; don’t waste your time. But check out the good stuff in the comments section:

  • “This guy is a  self-righteous prig . . . I don’t know who is more biased, this J.O. or pharma”
  • “I don’t know what self-righteous moon colony Elliott’s living in, but it’s most certainly inhabited by Olympic finger waggers Catherine DeAngelis, Marcia Angell, and Daniel Carpenter. Now there’s a party.”
    – bmartinmd
  • “Obviously, this guy stole these ideas from his brother.  Plus, he got them wrong”
    – Anonymous


The Stunning Trajectory of White Coat, Black Hat

September 7th, 2010

In one day, White Coat, Black Hat has moved to #41,390 on the bestsellers list.  On a related note,  Dr. Elliott’s September 15 book-signing event has been moved to the sidewalk in front of his house.  Look for a white cargo truck with boxes labeled Beacon Press.

Reviews, Uncategorized

A runaway hit!

September 6th, 2010

White Coat, Black Hat is just a heartbeat away from making it into Amazon’s top 17,000 books. Only 260 more to go. We are so proud.

Pick up a copy on Sept. 15 from the remainder bin of your local bookstore.

Reviews, Self-promotion, Uncategorized

One of September’s Top 10 Reads

September 2nd, 2010

The WETA Book Studio lists White Coat, Black Hat as one of September’s Top 10 Reads.  Obviously, they have not read it yet.