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Old Yesterday, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Originally Posted by suzy_q2010 View Post
Sorry, Mike. Seventy percent are male and over half are over forty years old.

https://www.medreps.com/medical-sale...-salary-report



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Alrighty then.

 
Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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A rheumatologist that isn't a fan of the "drugs"???? She must be the least effective rheumatologist on the planet....

Rheumatology is almost ENTIRELY a medication based specialty and with good reason as the DMARD's that are available to patient's with RA are life altering and can limit or slow the progression of disease...

Still calling BS on the lineup of pharmaceutical reps you CLAIM to have seen when escorting your daughter to "actual MD" appointments.....

They aren't typically sitting in the waiting rooms with patients.....
BD: You probably never met a non loving drug rheumy but I have and so was her father before her who is now retired on the E.C. She worked with Prolo, acupuncture, mesotherapy and other remedies and born in the UK of Indian parents and degreed in the good old U.S. She is rare but does great work. Spends close to an hour with her patients...she's not driven by big drug $$$.,

And if I really pushed for a script for Celebrex to try out I believe she would have written it, but I didn't push for it. I have read the potential side effects from it, so that fear is always in my mind, side effects. I did have my share of one back in the 80's so I don't forget.

And yes the ones I saw were sitting in the waiting room with patients. Just waiting for the doc to open his door so they could hit on him with their samples.

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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
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Location: Somewhere.
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How about when the drug reps are pushing a bad drug and touting it as the greatest thing ever? They tell doctor's that there are virtually no side effects. And the doctor's believe it without doing research first because, as a doctor, they don't have time to make sure it is safe before prescribing it to someone. Take Bystolic for instance. My doctor prescribed it for me a few months ago. After considerable research on it, with FDA warnings to the company that makes it to quit lying about the benefits, and user nightmare reviews, there is no way in hell I would ever take that poison. I like to thoroughly research things before I pop it down the hatch just to be safe.

Some of the more fun side effects are people could not walk upright, but had to hug the wall so they didn't fall over. Severe sluggish feeling. Packing on the pounds like a bear going into hibernation for the winter. Hair falling out. Plus much more.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Status: "Epiphany Season" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by mike1003 View Post
In this thread: Could This Be Why MD's Don't Preach Prevention

I was accused of being sexest

I am not. What I said was the truth

Many, if not most, drug reps today are pretty young women. The drug companies have found that young women of a certain look have a much easier time getting the MD's attention for their 30 second sales pitch which leads to more prescriptions being written for the drug that they are pushing during any quarter
I'm the one who made the accusation. It was "sort of" a joke, but not really. Do you really think the drug cos are using sex to sell drugs? When I worked in a peds office, we usually tried to literally hide (in a patient room, the rest room, wherever when the drug reps arrived, but someone usually had to talk to them, at least to say "hello" and sign for the samples if they had any. Most of the reps I recall were women, mostly middle-aged. They did dress attractively in business attire (rare for Denver), but not the short skirts that you talked about in the previous thread.

Maybe because I worked in pediatrics, our patients did not take a lot of drugs (note the phrase in bold, keyboard warriors), so the reps weren't *too* aggressive. Our docs prescribed mostly antibiotics and asthma drugs, epi pens.

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I read that thread and I took the accusation to be a joke. Perhaps I was wrong.
I am a retired physician and I recall the drug reps as a mix of both men and women -- some who had a background in pharmacy, chemistry or biology but mostly just good salespersons with a pretty good expense budget.
It was and it wasn't a joke.

My brother used to have a job interviewing prospective drug reps for several drug companies. I once asked him the following:

1. Do the reps have to have a college degree?
2. If so, does it have to be in science?
3. What attributes are needed to be a rep?

Answers:

1. Yes
2. No
3. Willing to put in long hours, think a 10 hour day is a break. (That last is a direct quote.)

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Old Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Status: "Epiphany Season" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by PinkString View Post
How about when the drug reps are pushing a bad drug and touting it as the greatest thing ever? They tell doctor's that there are virtually no side effects. And the doctor's believe it without doing research first because, as a doctor, they don't have time to make sure it is safe before prescribing it to someone. Take Bystolic for instance. My doctor prescribed it for me a few months ago. After considerable research on it, with FDA warnings to the company that makes it to quit lying about the benefits, and user nightmare reviews, there is no way in hell I would ever take that poison. I like to thoroughly research things before I pop it down the hatch just to be safe.

Some of the more fun side effects are people could not walk upright, but had to hug the wall so they didn't fall over. Severe sluggish feeling. Packing on the pounds like a bear going into hibernation for the winter. Hair falling out. Plus much more.
What poppycock! Anyone with any kind of a health care education knows that all drugs have side effects. I just looked up Bystolic and did not see any of those SE you listed. What source did you use?
 
Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Status: "Epiphany Season" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by suzy_q2010 View Post
Sorry, Mike. Seventy percent are male and over half are over forty years old.

https://www.medreps.com/medical-sale...-salary-report



Coupons or vouchers are now common.
Yes. The nasal flu is indicated for people 2-49. I recall giving a dose to a drug rep one time who wanted her dose that day, before her 50th birthday in the coming days.
 
Old Yesterday, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Jamin probably identified any woman under 40 she saw in a skirt as a drug rep - I can't imagine she was introduced and would know such a thing for a fact. Therefore, any men seen would not have triggered jammin to even think THEY were a drug rep. We often see what we want to see and with no one to disconfirm, it becomes fact whether it is or not.
Renee: what are you talking about. I saw these people with their cases of samples, and what they take to the doctor's offices. Please don't discuss what I saw or didn't see. You are not me.
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