Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Drug Rep Fun

Okay, gang, I've just finished lunch with a drug rep. He represents a narcotic drug, so as a result he can't give me samples for patients to try. The guy is originally from Germany, and the accent, for whatever reason, always adds an extra layer of formality to these meetings.

Under these circumstances most companies give out coupons for the patients to redeem for a week or so of pills, so I asked this guy if his company would be giving us those.

He gave me this horrified look and angrily said (in his German accent) "At my company ve do not believe in prostituting our drugs!"

Okayyyyyyyyyyy.....................

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Dr. Grumpy, certain big pharma only prostitute their blonde drug reps :p Not their medications. Apologies for the misconception

Anonymous said...

I just imagined a pill dressed as a prostitute.

auffer said...

I imagined him also saying, "I was driving very too fast in my Porshuhhh."

Amanda said...

Suboxone?

Adam said...

Tapentadol? Some literature was brought over to the pharmacy at my hospital rotation and the only good point about Nucynta is the lessened GI effects... at least so far

Caitie said...

But he paid for your lunch right? What's the difference in free lunch for you and free pills for patients? and p.s. if it's Nucynta.. apparently the drug seekers think it's the best thing since sliced bread.. and they haven't even taken any yet! A couple of folks were eagerly awaiting the c-II order that arrived today!

Reality Rounds said...

The drug company only believes in pushing drugs, not prostituting them, so says the drug pimp.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Yet another C-II and more paperwork!

I am Googling Nucynta. Some forum threads are popping up with the first guinea pigs. I have read 4 forums so far. Only one person seems to be OK on it at the moment. The rest are in pain.

As for prostitution...I'm with Caitie about the paid lunch. He wined and dined you.

Becky the Techie said...

I was nearly run over in the parking lot of the county VA clinic by a drug rep today. Contrary to the common image of her type, she was not a blonde and her... signing bonuses were not unexpectedly large or particularly false-looking. I think we were both shocked, but for entirely different reasons.

knitalot3 said...

Oh dear. How do you pronounce that new med? I can hardly wait to hear what it's called when requested by the people in pain.

Anonymous said...

Nucynta? Wow, that's awfully close to "nuisance" isn't it? Isn't that just begging for trouble?

Funnyrunner said...

lol. greasy pharma people....

 
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