The Fight against Disease Mongering: Generating Knowledge for Action

@article{Moynihan2006TheFA,
  title={The Fight against Disease Mongering: Generating Knowledge for Action},
  author={Ray Moynihan and David Henry},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={886 - 891}
}
D isease mongering turns healthy people into patients, wastes precious resources, and causes iatrogenic harm. Like the marketing strategies that drive it, disease mongering poses a global challenge to those interested in public health, demanding in turn a global response. This theme issue of PLoS Medicine is explicitly designed to help provoke and inform that response. The problem of disease mongering is attracting increasing attention [1–3], though an adequate working defi nition remains… CONTINUE READING
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