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The Fight Against Disease Mongering: Generating Knowledge for Action

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:52 GMT

Author: 'Kevin' 'Hall'
Institution: Citizens Commission on Human Rights Eastern United States
Submitted Date: April 19, 2006
Published Date: April 24, 2006
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Thank you for your Restless Legs and Disease Mongering articles. It's great that you are exposing that pharmaceutical companies fund disease advocacy groups and exaggerate the prevalence of symptoms to promote concocted "disease" for profit. This is especially true in mental health wherein all the "diseases" are voted into existence and never discovered by real science. Pharmaceutical companies fund many of these advocacy groups like the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders to push their drugs and to promote their phony "diseases."

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