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15

Selling Disease

Lecture no. 15 from the course: The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media

Selling Disease

Taught by Professor Roy Benaroch | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Discover how drug companies sometimes develop a drug first, and only then identify a disease the drug can address—think restless legs syndrome or chronic dry eye. Is the media helping us focus on our biggest health challenges, or pulling our attention over to the newest problems, problems potentially driven by pharmaceutical marketing?

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