Chapter 6. Who Profits from My Health?

  1. Roxanne Parrott

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch6

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

How to Cite

Parrott, R. (2009) Who Profits from My Health?, in Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177573

Online ISBN: 9781444310832

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Keywords:

  • Who Profits from My Health?- pharma-, cosme-, and nutri-ceuticals;
  • using online sources, seeking in-depth news about health, and links to other resources;
  • entertainment industry;
  • exploring products and services to promote health and the “ceuticals” doing so with a “profit-colored” lens;
  • Who benefits from our health illiteracy? - our inability to understand and use basic health information;
  • conspiracy between health care, drug companies, and journalists - to make a profit and stay in business by exploiting our health?

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pharma-, Cosme-, and Nutri-ceuticals

  • The News, It Is an Industry

  • The Entertainment Industry

  • Band-Aids, Crutches and More – Oh My!

  • Who Benefits from Our Health Illiteracy?

  • Summing It Up