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Money and Mental Health: Did Big Pharma write 'The Psychiatrist's Bible'?

Are drug companies pushing to change the definition of mental illness for their own benefit? The controversy centres on a book that's been billed as "The Psychiatrist's Bible": the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM for short. It catalogues mental disorders and their symptoms. Last year, the fifth version of the book came out, unleashing a storm of criticism. Some accuse its authors of bowing to the lobbying of the pharmaceutical industry in order to sell more drugs.

Report by A. Laïdi and S. de la Forterie.

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2015-05-11 sport

Winning the Games: What's the recipe for Olympic success?

The Olympics is a giant shop window for the host nation, providing priceless publicity.

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2015-04-25 Netherlands

Weed and work: Could cannabis legalisation bring an economic jolt?

The debate on whether to legalise marijuana, and the health hazards associated with the drug, is a divisive one, and there are many strong opinions. But in recent years there's...

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2015-04-11 Solidarity

Interest before profit: Making money by saving the world

The private sector is increasingly entering the humanitarian field, flipping the conventional model on how to make a buck.

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2015-03-28 Americas

Race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France?

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy. And France and French academic institutions used to attract thinkers from around the world. But...

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2015-03-14 agribusiness

Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry

”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.

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