Drug industry

Drug industry

Combating disease mongering: daunting but nonetheless essential

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Iona Heath
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PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
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San Francisco, CA

Contends that disease mongering exploits the deepest fears of suffering and death. Argues that doctors and biomedical scientists must provide better advice to politicians and to the public in order to combat disease mongering.

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ISSN 15491277 (print)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Cholinesterase inhibitors: drugs looking for a disease?

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Marina Maggini
Nicola Vanacore
Roberto Raschetti
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PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
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San Francisco, CA

Discusses the use of cholinesterase inhibitors in patients with a variety of types of dementia and cognitive impairment, looking critically at the clinical trial evidence on these drugs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Bigger and better: how Pfizer redefined erectile dysfunction

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Joel Lexchin
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PLoS Medicine
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2006
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San Francisco, CA

Examines how Pfizer transformed Viagra from an effective product for erectile dysfunction due to medical problems into a drug that "normal" men can use to enhance their ability to achieve an erection and to maintain it for a longer period of time.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Medicine goes to school: teachers as sickness brokers for ADHD

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Christine B Phillips
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PLoS Medicine
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2006
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San Francisco, CA

Explores the roles of teachers as brokers for ADHD and its treatment, and the strategies used by the pharmaceutical industry to frame educators' responses to ADHD.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Female sexual dysfunction: a case study of disease mongering and activist resistance

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Leonore Tiefer
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PLoS Medicine
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2006
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San Francisco, CA

Examines sexual attitudes in the 20th century crucial in setting the scene for the creation of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Highlights steps in the history of FSD and of the campaign to challenge its reductionist approach to women's sexual problems.

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The latest mania: selling bipolar disorder

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David Healy
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PLoS Medicine
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2006
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San Francisco, CA

Examines the growth of awareness of mood stabilization and of bipolar disorders, as well as the sensationalistic attitudes towards both.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Pharmaceutical marketing and the invention of the medical consumer

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Kalman Applbaum
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PLoS Medicine
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2006
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San Francisco, CA

Attempts to demystify some of the assumptions at work in the "culture of marketing," toward the goal of explaining contemporary disease mongering.

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The fight against disease mongering: generating knowledge for action

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Ray Moynihan
David Henry
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PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
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San Francisco, CA

Argues that disease mongering turns healthy people into patients, wastes precious resources, and causes iatrogenic harm.

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Includes bibliographical references.

What are the public health effects of direct-to-consumer drug advertising?

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Elizabeth A Almasi
Randall S Stafford
Richard L Kravitz
Peter R Mansfield
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PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Looks at both sides of the direct-to-consumer drug advertising debate.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The trught about the drug companies: how they deceive us and what to do about it

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Random House
Publication Date: 
2004
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New York, NY

Argues that drug companies' claims that high drug prices are necessary to fund research and development are unfounded, but that the money is spend on marketing of products of dubious benefit.

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ISBN 0375508465
PHAR.A54 2004
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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