Pharmaceutical companies are systematically creating diseases in order to sell more of their products, turning healthy people into patients and placing many at risk of harm, a special edition of a leading medical journal claims today. The practice of “diseasemongering” by the drug industry is promoting non-existent illnesses or exaggerating minor ones for the sake of profits, according to a set of essays published by the open-access journal Public Library of Science Medicine. 

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Should `disease mongering` be against the law?
Pharmaceutical companies are systematically creating diseases in order to sell more of their products, turning healthy people into patients and placing many at risk of harm, a special edition of a leading medical journal claims today. The practice of “diseasemongering” by the drug industry is promoting non-existent illnesses or exaggerating minor ones for the sake of profits, according to a set of essays published by the open-access journal Public Library of Science Medicine.

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16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/12/06 - 9:00:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, there is no reason it SHOULDN'T be against the law!
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/12/06 - 9:02:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
The sad thing is how many people fall for this crap. It should be against the law, but people should not fall for it in the first place.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/20/06 - 9:12:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well they aren't diseases, but they can be treated (although its usually not worth it, with all the side affects.)
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/21/06 - 9:43:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/24/06 - 9:09:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
maybe people should stop making up symptoms they dont have, to get drugs, first, then they might not think people would stupid enough to take stuff for things they dont have......if they were really smart they would try to make reasons to sell things like zanex on the drug store isles to make more money, there are no antidepressants or anxiety meds on the shelves, go for it
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/24/06 - 8:34:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Do they do it for profits?

I always thought they just did it to appease the hypochondriacs.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/24/06 - 8:40:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it is WRONG!
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 1/26/07 - 6:47:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
That is just wrong! It's kind of like insider trading.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/15/07 - 5:42:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you really think about it, that's the same thing as robbery. Both have a "Give me your life or give me your money" concept.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/07 - 11:10:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
why the hell SHOULDN'T it be illegal!!? I mean, if that's actually true.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/12/07 - 7:32:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/22/2007 11:10:46 AM woot45 wrote:
why the hell SHOULDN'T it be illegal!!? I mean, if that's actually true.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/22/07 - 5:12:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure it IS illegal. That CAN'T be legal.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/10/07 - 9:32:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anxious lazy temperamental obese
That’s what money makers like to call a disease
And they’ll be looking for or creating new problems with profitable solutions
To solve them but you won’t get any better you’ll just come back for more
Until your medicine drawer is filled with unreliable cures
And that’s the way of the beast
And I can’t do nothing about it
I could shout it in a room that’s crowded but I doubt it’d make a difference
So ignorance will be my disguise cause 21st century America likes its witchcraft civilized
-John Reuben
My hero.



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