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Each of the four lines of reasoning pursued here has provided a way to describe drug-centered care that we could accept as unobjectionable or at least not obviously corrupt. This does not weaken the core of Brody’s critique of disease mongering. It does suggest that there might just be some babies that should not be thrown out with the Big Pharma bathwater. That is, there can be situations in which it is perfectly legitimate to make a decision prompted primarily by the availability of a drug.


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