Disease mongering

is a pejorative term for the practice of widening the diagnostic boundaries of illnesses, and promoting public awareness of such, in order to expand the markets for those who sell and deliver treatments, which may include pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and other professional or consumer organizations.
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If you or someone you know are prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, you would do well to invest 30 minutes of your time to watch this investigative report. You are not likely to learn this information from your doctor, and it could literally change your life.

If you or someone you know are prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, you would do well to invest 30 minutes of your time to watch this investigative report. You are not likely to learn this information from your doctor, and it could literally change your life.

Disease Mongering and Drug Marketing The absolute, essential element for any business that wishes to succeed consists in discovering what the buying public needs and then fulfilling that need.  Sometimes a product or service exists for which a need cannot be determined easily. When that situation occurs, businesses must turn to advertisers, for conventional wisdom dictates that without the need, their product or service will languish on the shelf.

Disease Mongering and Drug Marketing The absolute, essential element for any business that wishes to succeed consists in discovering what the buying public needs and then fulfilling that need. Sometimes a product or service exists for which a need cannot be determined easily. When that situation occurs, businesses must turn to advertisers, for conventional wisdom dictates that without the need, their product or service will languish on the shelf.

In this post, the author tells us about a powerful industry in our society that is working overtime to invent illnesses and to convince us we are suffering from them. This effort is known as disease mongering, a term introduced by health-science writer Lynn Payer who defined disease mongering as trying to convince essentially well people that they are sick, or slightly sick people that they are very ill. Pharmaceutical companies are actively involved in sponsoring the definition of diseases…

In this post, the author tells us about a powerful industry in our society that is working overtime to invent illnesses and to convince us we are suffering from them. This effort is known as disease mongering, a term introduced by health-science writer Lynn Payer who defined disease mongering as trying to convince essentially well people that they are sick, or slightly sick people that they are very ill. Pharmaceutical companies are actively involved in sponsoring the definition of diseases…

Disease Mongering in a Top Psychiatry Journal | Psychology Today

Disease Mongering in a Top Psychiatry Journal | Psychology Today

Psychiatric imperialism: Disease-mongering in Europe, and avoiding the tobacco trap

Psychiatric imperialism: Disease-mongering in Europe, and avoiding the tobacco trap

Psychiatric imperialism: Disease-mongering in Europe, and avoiding the tobacco trap

Psychiatric imperialism: Disease-mongering in Europe, and avoiding the tobacco trap

Drug Companies Increase Profits by Creating Fear of Diseases

Drug Companies Increase Profits by Creating Fear of Diseases

Inadvertent disease-mongering of diabetes is really a clever marketing ploy

Inadvertent disease-mongering of diabetes is really a clever marketing ploy

Inadvertent disease-mongering of diabetes is really a clever marketing ploy

Inadvertent disease-mongering of diabetes is really a clever marketing ploy

Medicalizing the Menstrual Cycle, quote “Disease mongering” ... occurs when pharmaceutical companies “medicalize” common conditions in order to market drugs that supposedly treat them", Jan 24 2014 stuartjeannebramhall.com  (the drug &  psych industry targets women--women's bodies, women's emotions for pathologizing)

Medicalizing the Menstrual Cycle, quote “Disease mongering” ... occurs when pharmaceutical companies “medicalize” common conditions in order to market drugs that supposedly treat them", Jan 24 2014 stuartjeannebramhall.com (the drug & psych industry targets women--women's bodies, women's emotions for pathologizing)

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