Selling Medicines to Healthy People: Where Do we Stand? Medical Horizons

Aly A. Misha'l

Abstract


A chief executive of one major pharmaceutical company stated that his long lasting dream is to make drugs to be used by healthy people, because then his company will be able to sell to everyone!
Great profits could be made by telling healthy people they are sick. Some critical authors described this serious tendency as “disease mongering”. The boundaries of health limitations were expanded and blown out of reasonable contexts, to expand markets for those who sell medications.

Definitions of diseases in many instances are being made by pharmaceutical firms, that use various fronts, including some researchers and medical professionals, who serve the interests of these firms, directly or indirectly, in return for various types of handsome inducements.

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