The Selling Sickness conference of February, 2013 was designed to be part of a global progressive and activist health movement. A CALL TO ACTION statement can help unify professionals, researchers, activists, scholars, caregivers, advocates and all citizens alarmed by disease-mongering.
The statement below was shaped by many contributors and discussed at “Selling Sickness, 2013: People before Profits” in Washington, DC, In February, 2013.
CALL TO ACTION ON SELLING SICKNESS
We come together as researchers, health care professionals, activists, advocates, patients, caregivers and citizens deeply troubled about the growing corruption of medical science and health care.
We demand an end toindustry-promoted disease-mongering that manipulates health concerns and causes harm through practices that medicalise normal life and deceive professionals and the public.
Commercial imperatives are being allowed to corrupt clinical, research and marketing practices which now include hiding data, inflating diagnostic categories, unnecessary screening and treatment, deceptive marketing, faulty and biased research and publishing, inadequate oversight, a neglect of social factors and injustices, and uncritical, unbalanced reporting.
We are alarmed at how undergraduate and post-graduate professional education are based onuntrustworthy “science” designed to expand markets rather than impart valid knowledge or improve individual or public health.
Hazardous practices and distorted science harm patients, waste public resources, create illness and health anxiety, hoodwink the public, corrupt knowledge, corrode professionalism, and expose everyone to unnecessary, costly and dangerous tests and treatments.
Recognizing that we all will enact this commitment differently, we pledge our support to a new movement of alliances and actions to ensure that:
These reforms will substantially improve public health and safety in a complex world of escalating technologies and communications media, and will save money, thereby lessening pressure on individual and public budgets and private health insurance programs.
We believe the urgent threat to human health from disease-mongering requires the united and creative action of citizens and professionals.
We pledge ourselves to act, individually and collectively, to distribute and to implement the measures outlined in this statement and encourage continuing outreach to interested others.
The statement has been endorsed by these organizations.
|771||José Robles||Murcia, Murcia||España||Apr 16, 2014|
|770||Maribel Ibáñez||Barcelona, Catalunya||España||Apr 16, 2014|
|769||pablo Santamaría||madrid, madrid||Spain||Apr 12, 2014|
|768||Aida de Vicente Colomina||guadarrama, madrid||spain||Apr 12, 2014|
|767||Isabel Mayoral||Spain||Apr 08, 2014|
|766||Jorge García de la Cruz||Las Palmas de G.C.||Spain||Apr 07, 2014|
|765||Ana Royuela||Madrid, Madrid||Spain||Apr 06, 2014|
|764||Manuel Peleteiro Pensado||Madrid, Madrid||Spain||Apr 06, 2014|
|763||Belén Sandoval||Mayorga, Valladolid||España||Apr 05, 2014|
|762||John Benda||Minneapolis, Minnesota||USA||Apr 05, 2014|
|761||M.Joana Almeida||Lisbon||Portugal||Apr 04, 2014|
|760||Dijon Silva||Ilhéus-BA, Brasil||Brasil||Apr 04, 2014|
|759||Samuel Franco||Apr 04, 2014|
|758||Pedro Jimenez Garcia||Marbella, Malaga||Spain||Apr 02, 2014|
|757||Ramon Arellano||Madrid||Spain||Apr 01, 2014|
|756||Fernando Mosquera||Vitoria, Álava||Spain||Apr 01, 2014|
|755||Jacques Bohbot||Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca||Spain||Mar 31, 2014|
|754||Javier Salamanca||Madrid||España||Mar 31, 2014|
|753||LUIS RENE SINCHI||CENTELLES, BARCELONA||CATALUNYA||Mar 30, 2014|
|752||María José Herraiz Escobar||Barcelona, Barcelona||Spain||Mar 30, 2014|
|751||Rafael Bermejo||Córdoba||Spain||Mar 30, 2014|
|750||Eugenia Luzon||Granada, España||Espña||Mar 30, 2014|
|749||Jordi Marfà Vallverdú||Barcelona , Barcelona||Spain||Mar 30, 2014|
|748||Elisa Llorente||Bilbao, Bizkaia||España||Mar 29, 2014|
|747||Raquel Rojo-Chico||Caceres, Caceres||Spain||Mar 29, 2014|
|746||pedro León||Sabinillas, Malaga||ESPAÑA||Mar 28, 2014|
|745||TERESA MARTIN||VALLADOLID||SPAIN||Mar 28, 2014|
|744||JOSE LUIS TORRES||ALICANTE||Spain||Mar 28, 2014|
|743||Capilla Alberto||Móstoles, MADRID||SPAIN||Mar 28, 2014|
|742||J. Ramón Pérez||A Coruña, A Coruña||España||Mar 28, 2014|
|741||MPAZ MARCOS BENITO||LA SÉNIA, TARRAGONA||Mar 28, 2014|
|740||Mª Luisa Toribio||Las Rozas, Madrid||España||Mar 28, 2014|
|739||Alfonso Pitarque||Spain||Mar 28, 2014|
|738||María José Sánchez Elena||Écija, Sevilla||España||Mar 28, 2014|
|737||Jesús Martínez Sevilla||Granada, Granada||Spain||Mar 27, 2014|
|736||Javier Garcia||Madrid, Madrid||Spain||Mar 27, 2014|
|735||Ana Gordaliza||Madrid, Madrid||España||Mar 27, 2014|
|734||JOSÉ A. AGUILELLA||Matadepera, Barcelona||Spain||Mar 27, 2014|
|733||Cristina Bravo||Plasencia, Cáceres||Spain||Mar 27, 2014|
|732||Antonio Ruiz||Colmenarejo, Madrid||Spain||Mar 27, 2014|
|731||Maytte Torrente Gimenez||C. Villalba, Madrid||Spain||Mar 27, 2014|
|730||Madeleine Innocent||Australia||Mar 27, 2014|
|729||Ana Vall-llossera||Barcelona, Barcelona||Spain||Mar 26, 2014|
|728||Jose Luis Ruiz Gurbindo||Zaragoza, Zaragoza||España||Mar 26, 2014|
|727||Cecilia Calvo Pita||Madrid||Spain||Mar 26, 2014|
|726||Cinta Daufi||Tarragona, Tarragona||Spain||Mar 26, 2014|
|725||Maria Jesus Rosado||Pamplona, Navarra||Spain||Mar 26, 2014|
|724||Joan Anton Mateu||Barcelona||Spain||Mar 26, 2014|
|723||María Elisa Morell Sixto||Madrid||Spain||Mar 26, 2014|
|722||Reyes Lena Sánchez-Mora||BADAJOZ||ESPAÑA||Mar 26, 2014|