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  •  That irritates me. I'm a doctor and I don't like (4+ / 0-)

    the fact that drug companies can monitor my prescribing habits.

    The drug companies are supposed to keep that information  away from the "detail people" who come to tout new medicines.  But a detail man from Merck once asked me, pointedly, "Are you prescribing my medicine, or just maintaining patients on the samples I leave you?"

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 10:01:38 AM PST

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    •  They seem to work every angle. I am curious (0+ / 0-)

      do you get a chance to talk with colleagues about these practices?

      More and more docs we talk/work with are denying reps access if they can.

      Science is hell bent on consensus. Dr. Michael Crichton said “Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing to do with consensus... which is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right,”

      by Regina in a Sears Kit House on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 11:44:05 PM PST

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      •  I really haven't talked with other docs about this (0+ / 0-)

        I don't get many reps calling on me any more.  I'm happy to talk to them if they're leaving samples of useful medicines.  The one whom I've seen recently brings Lantus insulin in these nifty injector "pens".  It's hard enough to talk people into taking a shot every day, and then I worry about whether they really understand how to do it and whether they're giving themselves the right dose.  The pens make it easier to set the dose, and a lot easier to give yourself an injection, so I don't begrudge the 'detail lady' some time to advertise her product to me.

        We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

        by david78209 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:38:53 AM PST

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