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  •  We are allowed no contact with pharm reps (1+ / 0-)
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    where I work... In fact, that was the rule in all places I've ever worked.

    Corporations are driven by the bottom line, not by concerns for health, safety or the environment. This is why we need government regulations.

    by the dogs sockpuppet on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:05:16 PM PST

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    •  That is a good rule to have (0+ / 0-)

      and when I returned to social work after taking a break for a while some doctors were doing that.  But, I worked the north shore in Chicago and I can tell you that there were many, many, doctors taking advantage of the perks.  One doctor's office wouldn't see reps unless you bought lunch for the office.  When I asked what was the next date open, it was in eight months.  They had lunch booked everyday for eight whole months and they told you what they wanted for lunch.  It was worse than social work so I went back to my own dying profession and continue to suffer through the corporate down sizings.  

      My neurologist gives a Christmas party for her patients every year, and this year it was being put on by three pharmaceutical companies.  I refused to go.  It wasn't always like this, but once I got sick and became disabled, I realized just how corrupt the medical system is.  I don't mean to put anyone's profession down, but the medical system needs to truly do some soul searching because too many people I know end up bankrupted and/or almost homeless if seriously ill.

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:07:37 PM PST

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