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Inventing disease and pushing pills: pharmaceutical companies and the medicalisation of normal life

Author: Blech, Joerg Publisher: Routledge 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 159 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0415390710Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC2000 .P4 B54 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills Pharmaceuticals companies and the medicalisation of normal life Contents Preface Acknowledgements ix xi 1 14 29 42 55 62 76 92 104 114 126 1 Limitless healing 2 Myths of medicine 3 A disease called diagnosis 4 Risk factor merry-go-round 5 Insanity as the norm 6 Psycho pill with break-time snack 7 The femininity syndrome 8 Old men, new afflictions 9 Whenever you want it 10 Destiny in our genes 11 Healthy beyond belief viii Contents Appendix: Twelve questions to diagnose invented diseases and dubious treatments Notes Internet addresses Index 139 140 152 154

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