The Fight against Disease Mongering: Generating Knowledge for Action

Ray Moynihan, David Henry*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Disease 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalPLoS Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


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