Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills : Pharmaceutical Companies and the Medicalisation of Normal Life Paperback / softback
by Joerg Blech
This is a highly accessible and reassuring account of how the pharmaceutical industry is redefining health, making it a state that is almost impossible to achieve.
Many normal life processes - states as natural as birth, ageing, sexuality, unhappiness and death - are systematically being reinterpreted as pathological so creating new markets for their treatments.
In this enlightening book, Joerg Blech reveals:how the invention of diseases by pharmaceutical companies is turning us all into patients, and how we can protect ourselves against this how the medical profession has been bullied and co-opted into endorsing profitable cures for people who aren't illfears about how pharmaceutical companies create markets by playing on the general public's concern with their health. A self-help book in the truest sense, Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills reassures us about our own health.
It is essential reading for doctors, nurses and patients alike.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2006
- Category: Medicine: general issues
- ISBN: 9780415390712
- Hardback from £101.65