jueves, abril 13, 2006

Laboratorios farmaceuticos inventan enfermedades

De la BBC News, publicado el pasado 11 de abril:

"Pharmaceutical firms are inventing diseases to sell more drugs, researchers have warned.

Disease-mongering promotes non-existent diseases and exaggerates mild problems to boost profits, the Public Library of Science Medicine reported.

Researchers at Newcastle University in Australia said firms were putting healthy people at risk by medicalising conditions such as menopause.

But the pharmaceutical industry denied it invented diseases.

Report authors David Henry and Ray Moynihan criticised attempts to convince the public in the US that 43% of women live with sexual dysfunction.

They also said that risk factors like high cholesterol and osteoporosis were being presented as diseases - and rare conditions such as restless leg condition and mild problems of irritable bowel syndrome were exaggerated.

The report said: "Disease-mongering is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness and grows the markets for those who sell and deliver treatments...."

Mientras tanto, Michelle Cottie se asombra que ahora el Washington Post vea como noticia que los laboratorios farmaceuticos paguen estudios que les favorecen.

1 comentario:

kociakasma dijo...

Los laboratorios farmacéuticos no pierden el tiempo inventando nuevas enfermedades para aumentar sus ventas de broncodilatadores y corticoides pues denominando enfermedad al síntoma asma logran que los asmáticos consuman esos medicamentos creyendo que con los mismos combaten una inexistente enfermedad denominada asma