Selling Sickness: Trying New Drugs
Notes on Selling Sickness (2005) by Roy Moynihan and Alan Cassels
Selling Sickness explains how pharmaceutical companies establish diseases in order to sell treatments (drugs). In some cases, the treatment helps. In others, it may hurt. In most cases, it’s not clear at all who benefits from feeding millions of First World consumers all these drugs.
The book positions itself as controversial, but I don’t agree. Almost everything they describe is plainly true. Large corporations are trying to make money…