Published November 2005
by Greystone Books .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||254|
Now a new book, Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients, examines how the drug industry makes new markets by creating and expanding the definition of disease, from depression to attention deficit disorder, social anxiety to high cholesterol. Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients - Kindle edition by Moynihan, Ray, Cassels, Alan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are /5(). With compelling clarity, Selling Sickness reveals how the ups and downs of daily life are becoming mental disorders, and common complaints are being transformed into frightening conditions. Shyness is Social Anxiety Disorder, PMS is a psychiatric illness called PMDD, and active children now have ADHD. Selling sickness: the pharmaceutical industry and disease mongering. Ray Moynihan, journalist, a Iona Heath, general practitioner, b and David Henry, professor of clinical pharmacology c Author Cited by:
Selling Sickness: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Disease Mongering Article (PDF Available) in BMJ (online) () May with 3, Reads How we measure 'reads'. Selling Sickness dovetails the release of the powerful film version of John le Carre’s fictionalized book, The Constant Gardner (). At a minimum the film raises serious questions about the immoral dumping of lethal drugs on Third World populations, and the integrity of industry-sponsored clinical trials conducted in those underdeveloped. This book, Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients, shows how the expanding boundaries of illness and lowering the threshold of treatments is creating millions of new a direct outcome of this, billions of dollars worth of profits are going to pharmaceutical corporations. “Ultimately, as Selling Sickness makes compellingly clear, a health system that allows drug companies to play a role in defining who is sick is fundamentally unhealthy. In “ Canada, one of the worst forms of selling sickness is largely prohibited here: the direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs.
Ray Moynihan talked about the book he co-wrote with Alan Cassels, Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning . Selling Sickness is a spirited journalistic exposure of the methods used by the pharmaceutical industry to expand the market for its products. These include the redefinition of risk factors—such as raised cholesterol and blood pressure, or reduced bone mineral density—as diseases afflicting substantial sections of society and requiring treatment with by: I found this book to be both fascinating and disturbing, and feel it has an important message for all of us. —Canadian Pharmaceuticals Journal () A welcome and accessible expose of profit-driven pharmaceutical companies and their extensive influence in selling sickness to the 'healthy well.' —Canadian Journal of Communications/5(46). Selling Sickness: How Drug Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients by Ray Moynihan. ‘ read this book and rage.' — Clive Hamilton ‘This remarkable investigation of the Sickness Industry is by two accomplished writers with an incredible story to tell.'.