Disease mongering

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Disease mongering is a term for the practice of widening the diagnostic boundaries of illnesses and aggressively promoting their public awareness in order to expand the markets for treatment.wikipedia
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Peddler

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The term “monger” has ancient roots, providing the basis for many common compound forms such as cheesemonger, fishmonger, and fleshmonger for those who peddle such wares respectively.

Pharmaceutical industry

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Among the entities benefiting from selling and delivering treatments are pharmaceutical companies, physicians, alternative practitioners and other professional or consumer organizations.
There have been related accusations of disease mongering (over-medicalising) to expand the market for medications.

Medicalization

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The incidence of conditions not previously defined as illness being medicalised as "diseases" is difficult to scientifically assess due to the inherent social and political nature of the definition of what constitutes a disease, and what aspects of the human condition should be managed according to a medical model.
Medicalization may also be termed "pathologization" or (pejoratively) "disease mongering".

Schooliosis

Schooliosis is a type of disease mongering.

Alternative medicine

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Among the entities benefiting from selling and delivering treatments are pharmaceutical companies, physicians, alternative practitioners and other professional or consumer organizations.

List of diagnoses characterized as pseudoscience

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It is distinct from the promulgation of bogus or unrecognised diagnoses.

Fishmonger

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The term “monger” has ancient roots, providing the basis for many common compound forms such as cheesemonger, fishmonger, and fleshmonger for those who peddle such wares respectively.

Listerine

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“Disease mongering” as a label for the "invention" or promotion of diseases in order to capitalize on their treatment was first used in 1992 by health writer Lynn Payer, who applied it to the Listerine mouthwash campaign against halitosis (bad breath).

Bad breath

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“Disease mongering” as a label for the "invention" or promotion of diseases in order to capitalize on their treatment was first used in 1992 by health writer Lynn Payer, who applied it to the Listerine mouthwash campaign against halitosis (bad breath).

Endocrine disease

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Newcastle, New South Wales

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A 2006 Newcastle, New South Wales international conference, reported in PLoS Medicine, explored the phenomenon of disease mongering.

PLOS Medicine

A 2006 Newcastle, New South Wales international conference, reported in PLoS Medicine, explored the phenomenon of disease mongering.

Pharmaceutical lobby

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Leonore Tiefer

Lenore Tiefer
Leonore Tiefer is an educator, researcher, therapist, and activist specializing in sexuality, and is acknowledged as one of the foremost public critics of disease mongering as it applies to sexual life and problems.

Motivational deficiency disorder

Motivational deficiency disorder is the name of a fake disease imagined for a health campaign to raise awareness of disease mongering.

Havidol

Australian artist Justine Cooper created the marketing campaign as a social satire on the tactics used by the drug industry to sell prescription medications.

Selling Sickness

Selling Sickness: How drug companies are turning us all into patients
The work discusses disease mongering.

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