Sex, Lies, + Pharmaceuticals

Sex, Lies, + Pharmaceuticals

How Drug Companies Plan to Profit From Female Sexual Dysfunction

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the controversial condition called female sexual dysfunction, and the efforts by pharmaceutical companies to profit from the disorder by controlling every aspect of it, including the diagnostic tools and treatment options.

Perseus Publishing
Against a backdrop of virtual intercourse, online porn, and burgeoning Viagra sales, Sex, Lies, and Pharmaceuticals reveals how women’s sexual difficulties are being repackaged as symptoms of a new disorder. In this compelling book, award-winning journalist Ray Moynihan teams up with drug assessment specialist Barbara Mintzes to investigate the creation of female sexual dysfunction or FSD, and the marketing machine that promises to "cure" it. The authors go inside the corridors of medical power to visit drug company?sponsored scientific meetings and medical education events where doctors are being trained to see women’s sexual problems as the symptoms of FSD ? a pharmaceutically treatable condition. Moynihan and Mintzes explore the underlying causes of sexual dissatisfaction among women and expose how global drug companies exploit those problems in an attempt to create the next billion dollar disease.

Against a backdrop of virtual intercourse, online porn, and burgeoning Viagra sales,Sex, Lies, and Pharmaceuticals reveals how women’s sexual difficulties are being repackaged as symptoms of a new disorder. In this compelling book, award-winning journalist Ray Moynihan teams up with drug assessment specialist Barbara Mintzes to investigate the creation of female sexual dysfunction or FSD, and the marketing machine that promises to "cure" it. The authors go inside the corridors of medical power to visit drug companysponsored scientific meetings and medical education events where doctors are being trained to see women’s sexual problems as the symptoms of FSD a pharmaceutically treatable condition. Moynihan and Mintzes explore the underlying causes of sexual dissatisfaction among women and expose how global drug companies exploit those problems in an attempt to create the next billion dollar disease.


Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley [Calif.] : Greystone Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c2010
ISBN: 9781553655084
1553655087
Characteristics: xi, 257 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Mintzes, Barbara
Alternative Title: Sex, lies, and pharmaceuticals

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