Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals. It’s a book about how pharmaceutical companies are involved in identifying/creating diseases in order to cure them. I haven’t read the book and therefore can’t recommend it, but I’m intrigued. Here we learn of the process with “female sexual dysfunction” (FSD), apparently a new disease for women who don’t feel like having sex:
The difficulty with FSD was that no one was really certain exactly what the condition was, and some people even questioned whether it existed at all. So part of Vivus’s role, Darby Stephens explained, was to sit down with the experts, the ‘thought leaders’ in the field, and work with them directly on developing this new dysfunction in order to be clearer about what it was.
Of course, those of us in the know, know that another little product of Big Pharma causes women to lose their interest in having sex…The birth control pill. They couldn’t come out and say that, though, so instead they’ll identify a new disease, and brand a new line of pharmaceuticals to fix it. Fan.Tas.Tic.by