Hmm - maybe I'll look for a second hand one. I prefer not to give money to spreaders of misinformation personally. Apart from that it's not so much the money outlay as the time (despite Taxi continually hinting I'm a pharma shill paid to do this, this really is a hobby for me in addition to a full time job as a scientist, and two young children). I read to relax, not to get stressed out more about lies and misinformation.
But I suppose there's an argument for "know your enemy" so I'll think about it. Not going to be quick though.
PS. You did all read the part where I agreed pharmaceutical companies are reprehensible right - it's not like I think they're run by kittens knitting hats for preemie babies and making cookies or anything. I agree they're horrible, and they have more power (especially in the US) than I'd like. Doesn't immediately mean that all vaccines are some mass conspiracy just to make money off stupid people though. No more than all drugs are a waste of time. Sadly we need big co-orporations to make these complex drugs, so we live with the downsides and up the legislation to keep them honest. That's what I think is working (ish) for vaccines. And I don't think crying "foul" in a loud voice at any possible moment helps the process at all.... I think it just makes everyone more defensive and less likely to admit problems quickly. I think it harms children - both by keeping them from vaccines which might help save them from a nasty VPD, but also actually by potentially slowing down the process of finding any real reactions that may exist.