Monday, May 17, 2010

Attention Drug Reps!

When you tell me that your product causes less constipation than your competitor, I'm happy to look at your colorful brochure and nod.

I do not need any kind of personal endorsement.

Specifically, I really don't care to hear about how YOU got horrible constipation from the other drug, and all the methods you had to use to finally be able to relieve yourself.

Especially when you brought us a lunch of tuna sandwiches on brown bread.

Although I do think it's funny that your company's health insurance won't cover its own drugs.

Have a nice day.

13 comments:

Rachael said...

How appetizing.


psst... "it's = it is" you need its

Captain Foulenough said...

Be grateful they didn't bring you a lunch of bran muffins and prune juice.

Gen said...

What is it with "regularity" products and the need to promote them with personal endorsements? I've just about had it with Jamie Lee Curtis and her embarrassing Activia commercials.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

Be grateful he didn't bring evidence.

Anonymous said...

take with lots of dates (the palm fruit)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Why would a drug rep admit to taking the drug he is "pushing!" I get to add personal experience with the medication but I often wonder how often the drugs are being "tested!" I know none of it is BIG stuff but still? JMO! And the brown bread reference........ewww!

Anonymous said...

Did you mean "your competitor's product," by any chance? :)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

The rep sells product X. His competitor is product Y, which is cheaper, but causes constipation as a side effect.

But when the rep needed product X for his own health, his drug company's insurance plan only paid for product Y, because it's cheaper.

So he got constipated using his competitor's product. And is using that as a selling point.

Anonymous said...

I just meant that the first sentence reads like it is the competitor (meaning the drug company!) causing the constipation, not the competitor's product. Yes, I am pedantic, but the thought of a drug co. having that effect made me smile, having worked for one for years. :)

Anonymous said...

And, to add insult to injury, the drug rep's insurance company would only cover a cheap plastic corkscrew, not the fancy kind with the pull-down handles.

ACZ said...

I wholeheartedly concur with you Doc G, it is very funny that his drug company's insurance plan won't pay for his own company's product.

The Redheaded Pharmacist said...

I personally think that all this promiotional material that is allowed in the U.S. under the DTC advertising rules should include what the drug costs. This extends to the promotional materials that the reps bring to your office as well. How many drug reps do you know that will actually admit to the cost of the product they are representing? That information is usually left out of the big sales pitch they give you. That or the fact that their drug will require prior authorization by every insurance company on the planet. That info is conveniently left out of the promotional materials.

jan said...

Patient buttered her napkin and ate it!!!!
Patient asked the urologist after a prostate exam as a secondary dx Next day pt asked Md if he wanted his Rolex back?

Patient asked RN if they could exchange class rings after suppository.

Nurse confused what the Indian Dr really wanted for a post op cath gone bad. Accents cause a nurse to look for a tampon to stop the bleeding that sounds much like a ten pound bag ten pound/tampon.

 
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