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- DescriptionThis is a highly accessible and reassuring account of how the pharmaceutical industry is redefining health, making it a state that is almost impossible to achieve. Many rmal life processes - states as natural as birth, ageing, sexuality, unhappiness and death - are systematically being reinterpreted as pathological so creating new markets for their treatments. In this enlightening book, Jorg Blech reveals: * how the invention of diseases by pharmaceutical companies is turning us all into patients, and how we can protect ourselves against this * how the medical profession has been bullied and co-opted into endorsing profitable cures for people who aren't ill * fears about how pharmaceutical companies create markets by playing on the general public's concern with their health. A self-help book in the truest sense, Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills reassures us about our own health. It is essential reading for doctors, nurses and patients alike.
- Author BiographyJorg Blech studied biology and biochemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany and the University of Sussex, UK. He was then trained as a journalist and was awarded internships in Paris, Washington DC and Bangkok. He is the science correspondent for the magazine Der Spiegel and lives with his family in Arlington, Massachusetts.
- Author(s)Joerg Blech
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication01/02/2006
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight226 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Translated byGisela Wallor Hajjar
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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