Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ooooooo, Please Tell Me More..........

20-something pretty blond drug rep cheerleader:

"Doctor, our migraine medication is one of the fastest-acting pills in its class. It often starts working within 30 minutes, allowing for fast relief with an oral formulation. Wouldn't your patients like to have some fast oral relief?"

Annie kicked me under the counter to keep me from saying something I'd regret.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Annie, but it would have been SO much fun to hear what he said! Heck, I'm imagining several possibilities, but I'm sure you'd have come up with something even better.

Wunderwoman said...

Let him talk Annie, let him talk! LOL

DreamingTree said...

That's what she said... ;-)

Stitch said...

Oh dear. But, I don't think you'd have regretted it at all.

Amanda said...

I hope you pay Annie well... the woman rocks.

Ed Adams said...

I'd like that Rep's number. I know someone who would enjoy some fast oral relief.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Amanda. Annie deserves a raise!

Amanda said...

That's a heck of a sales pitch. Who WOULDN'T want fast oral relief?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Tell me about it. I'm just lucky I had a copy of "Neurology Today" handy to cover myself with.

Anonymous said...

Fast oral relief? I'll take 2 please.

FAIL!

LD50 Rat

ERP said...

You should have asked for a demo!

Nurse K said...

You guys assume she didn't realize that she just made a double entendre.

She's a pretty girl with at least a bachelor's degree...that 'fast oral relief' line has probably worked really well in the past... SOLD!!!!

DK @ Knucklehead! said...

That's up there with the "those are the biggest balls I've ever seen" story.

At least she didn't say, "Oral head relief" or something.

auffer said...

No doubt it works, but it's so shameless, a perfect extension of the shameless Big Pharma.

"me too" Beta Blocker?

auffer said...

oh, I also wonder what her pitch line to female docs is... since the double entendre of promising a blowjob wouldn't work as well.

Mr. Condescending said...

somewhere you can add "over the counter" to a response with this, haha.

The Good Cook said...

Even with a kick my husband still could not have kept his mouth shut. Annie Rocks and you have incredible self-control. (even if you did faux paus with the principal)

Anonymous said...

Great--the drug reps offer the neurologists oral relief, but us primary care guys can't even get a #$&! pen!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

We don't get the pens, either.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

By the way, gang, this actually happened overseas- recently.

In Italy several months ago there was a scandal where drug reps were bribing doctors and pharmacists with prostitutes (Columbian prositutes to be specific).

I think the story was in the pharmatimes. You can likely Google it.

moppie said...

Dr. Grumpy,

Now that you don't get free pens anymore, what kind of pens are you using? I adored those pharma pens.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Papermates.

enrico said...

Fast oral relief?! I don't have the patience for 30 minutes. How's about something sublingual in the 3-minute range?

Anonymous said...

Well, sure, but not while they have migraines....and what about risk of abuse?

Anonymous said...

Bribing with prostitutes?

Sounds like our California legislators' relationship with certain lobbyists.

Doctor D said...

I'm sure she knew exactly what she was saying and threw in a cute little smile after the line.

I hate that drug companies think they can get my attention by throwing some model drug rep at me. Of course, it does catch my attention, but I am so insulted at these companies advertising with young women's bodies that I avoid prescribing whatever they are plugging.

There was one that used to come by my office the nurses called Barbie. I seriously think she had some sort of cosmetic adjustments to look like the doll. Sad!

Don T. said...

Are you sure she didn't say aural relief? She may have had a pleasant story to tell you! ;-D

modestypress said...

On the other hand, there is a lot to be said for slow oral relief, also.

This would be a cute way for a drug company to advertise time release pharmaceuticals. (ba-ding!)

RSDS said...

Right now the only oral relief I need, is from my toothache. I have swelled up like a chipmunk.

Thirty minutes is SLOW, for migraine relief.

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knitalot3 said...

My insurance doesn't want to pay for quick oral relief. Does she give samples?

Matt said...

I am sorry, but 30 minutes is not fast oral relief. I would call that a marathon.

Dave said...

LOL! Years ago I was a drug rep. Hated it. I was an ex army officer who drank the kool aid and thought you all really wanted me there explaining why Zyrtec was soooo much better than Claritan!

The sexy Cipro chick could not tell the difference between gram positive bacteria and a grandpa in the back of the cafeteria - but she whipped my ass every month... Either Zithromax's once a day for fewer days script, fewer side effects and more indications simply did not meet that doctors high clincial standards or she was working magic I was not equipped to conjure!

Thanks for the memories...!

chuckr44 said...

"Oh hells yeah!"

 
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