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Disease mongering

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Published
Publication date1/02/2013
Host publicationThe international encyclopaedia of ethics
EditorsH. La Follette
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Electronic)9781444367072
ISBN (Print)9781405186414
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Disease mongers seek to increase the perceived incidence of diseases so that they can sell drugs or other medical services. Disease mongers can either (1) split current disease categories into multiple categories, or (2) medicalize conditions previously considered normal.