Combating disease mongering: daunting but nonetheless essential

PLoS Med. 2006 Apr;3(4):e146. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030146. Epub 2006 Apr 11.

Abstract

The way forward, argues Heath, relies on our capacity to rediscover courage and stoicism and to realign the relationship between economic, political, and professional interests.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease / classification
  • Chronic Disease / drug therapy
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Death
  • Drug Industry*
  • Drug Therapy / ethics*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Fear
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Policy / economics
  • Humans
  • Physician's Role*
  • Politics
  • Preventive Medicine / economics
  • Preventive Medicine / trends*
  • Public Health
  • Resource Allocation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Social Conditions*