Drugs companies 'inventing diseases to boost their profits' -- Times Online

Discussion in 'Politics' started by achilles28, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. achilles28


    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.

    The special issue, edited by David Henry, of Newcastle University in Australia, and Ray Moynihan, an Australian journalist, reports that conditions such as female sexual dysfunction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and “restless legs syndrome” have been promoted by companies hoping to sell more of their drugs...


    Problem, reaction, solution at work.

    Just think of the possibilities...
  2. female sexual dysfunction
    This one has been around since husbands and boyfriends started pissing off wives and girlfriends.

    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Nope, the shrinks came up with this one. It's a fancy term for easily bored with a short attention span. Unfortunately, it takes several office visits at $200+ an hour to get this under control.

    “restless legs syndrome”
    Shrinks came up with this one too. If big $ pharma wanted to invent a subsequent cure for this invented illness in order to make big $, they went after the wrong one IMHO. Come up with a pill for "stagnant ass syndrome" and they'll have a winner.

    But NOOOOOOOO, they're going after pills that allow people to reduce the sizes of their asses (caused by "stagnant ass syndrome") while allowing them to remain on their "stagnant asses".
  3. achilles28


    mercury in the vaccines is a good start.

    Apparently, mercury is good for us!