In a review of the book “Selling Sickness: How Drug Companies are Turning Us All into Patients” Phil Shannon reports about the pharmaceutical industries efforts to turn every day problems into diseases “treatable” by drugs. All in the name of profit.
Thirty years ago, the retiring head of the Merck pharmaceutical company told Fortune magazine that he was distressed that the market for his companyâ€™s drugs was limited to only sick people. If he could make drugs for healthy people, he would be able to â€œsell to everyoneâ€?. That dream is now coming true.