A Collection of Articles on Disease Mongering in PLoS Medicine

disease.gif Here is a really interesting collection of articles from PLoS Medicine, one of the Open Access journals from the Public Library of Science (PLoS). These articles examine “corporate sponsored creation of disease”. My thanks to Lois Colburn for the pointer.

A Collection of Articles on Disease Mongering  in PLoS Medicine

The Fight against Disease Mongering: Generating Knowledge for Action
Ray Moynihan, David Henry   Read Essay

Bigger and Better: How Pfizer Redefined Erectile Dysfunction
Joel Lexchin  Read Essay

Medicine Goes to School: Teachers as Sickness Brokers for ADHD
Christine B. Phillips  Read Essay

Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case Study of Disease Mongering and Activist Resistance
Leonore Tiefer  Read Essay

The Latest Mania: Selling Bipolar Disorder
David Healy  Read Essay

Pharmaceutical Marketing and the Invention of the Medical Consumer
Kalman Applbaum  Read Essay

Combating Disease Mongering: Daunting but Nonetheless Essential
Iona Heath  Read Essay

Giving Legs to Restless Legs: A Case Study of How the Media Helps Make People Sick
Steven Woloshin, Lisa M. Schwartz  Read Policy Forum

Cholinesterase Inhibitors: Drugs Looking for a Disease?
Marina Maggini, Nicola Vanacore, Roberto Raschetti  Read Policy Fourm

Disease Mongering in Drug Promotion: Do Governments Have a Regulatory Role?
Barbara Mintzes  Read Policy Forum

Awareness and Attitudes about Disease Mongering among Medical and Pharmaceutical Students
C. Jairaj Kumar, Abhizith Deoker, Ashwini Kumar, et al.  Read Correspondence

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