SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2003
A RFW SPECIAL EDITION
CREATING NEW MEDICAL DISORDERS FOR PROFIT--A RFW SPECIAL EDITION
*THE CORPORATE-SPONSORED CREATION OF DISEASE
There is not much in medicine that is as shoddy as
the alliance formed between doctors and the drug
industry to construct new disorders. This even comes
at a time when medicine is being portrayed as corrupt
in the mainstream medical journals....
*THE MAKING OF A DISEASE: FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION
A cohort of researchers with close ties to drug companies
are working with colleagues in the pharmaceutical
industry to develop and define a new category of human
illness at meetings heavily sponsored by companies racing
to develop new drugs....
*FIRST, YOU MARKET THE DISEASE...THEN YOU PUSH THE PILLS
TO TREAT IT
The ugly truth about doctors, PR firms, and drug companies:
Prominent doctors are enlisted to publicly affirm the malady's
ubiquity, then public-relations firms launch campaigns to
promote the new disease, using dramatic statistics from
*THE LATEST DRUG COMPANY TACTIC: DISEASE AWARENESS
Are you noticing more stories in the media trying to get
you to see your doctor about a treatment for "social
anxiety disorder?" The symptoms seem pretty familiar
- sweaty palms, nervousness in a crowd....
*THE RISE AND FALL OF ADD/ADHD
In 1980, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was invented
in committee, for DSM-III. In 1987, ADD was revised,
becoming ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder....
*FLASHBACK: PRESCRIPTION DRUG BS AWARD FOR 2001
Eli Lilly's aggressive come-on for "Sarafem" is shameless?
Even psychiatrists, who are quick to call any part of the body
that moves a disease are being cautious about this outrageous
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