Disease Mongering in PLoS Medicine
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April 11, 2006

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This month, PLoS Medicine will explore the issue of disease mongering, or what our guest editors Ray Moynihan and David Henry define as "the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness and grows the markets for those who sell and deliver treatments."

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About the Guest Editors

Ray Moynihan is a journalist, documentary maker, author, and conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and recently co-authored Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients (Nation Books, New York, 2005).

David Henry is a professor of clinical pharmacology at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and co-founder of Media Doctor, a Web site that monitors media coverage of medicine.

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