The fight against disease mongering: generating knowledge for action

PLoS Med. 2006 Apr;3(4):e191. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030191. Epub 2006 Apr 11.


The Guest Editors of the Disease Mongering theme issue argue that we need better research to identify, understand, and combat the threat to human health from the corporate-sponsored selling of sickness.

MeSH terms

  • Advertising*
  • Awareness
  • Chronic Disease*
  • Drug Industry*
  • Drug Therapy / ethics
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Mass Media
  • Physician's Role
  • Social Conditions
  • Terminology as Topic