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”Pharmaceutical firms are inventing diseases to sell more drugs, researchers have warned. ‘Disease-mongering’ promotes non-existent diseases and exaggerates mild problems to boost profits, the Public Library of Science Medicine reported.”
“The researchers criticized attempts to convince the public in the
“They also said that risk factors like high cholesterol and osteoporosis were being presented as diseases, and rare conditions such as ‘restless leg’ and mild problems of ‘irritable bowel syndrome’ were exaggerated.”
“The report said: ‘Disease-mongering’ is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness and grows the markets for those who sell and deliver treatments.”
“Disease-mongering occurs primarily through pharmaceutical industry-funded ‘disease awareness campaigns’ – which are designed to sell drugs, not to illuminate or to inform or educate about the prevention of illness or the maintenance of health."
“Richard Ley, of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, said these activities are centered in the
As you can see, the old time “snake oil” salesmen have grown up into huge pharmaceutical companies. Today they create “diseases” to convince you that you need to buy their drugs to control these imaginary diseases.
(Article from Newsletter Issue 15)