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