Unethical practices - drug industry
Steven B. Harris
sbharris at ix.netcom.com
Tue Sep 12 14:58:50 EST 1995
In <4349d5$u4k at rover.ucs.ualberta.ca> purcell at ee.ualberta.ca (Kurt
James Purcell) writes:
>sbharris at ix.netcom.com (Steven B. Harris ) writes:
>> Could you post the names of drug companies who give briefcases and
>>computers to doctors? Somehow I've always missed them and got
>>but the lousy pens.
>> Left Out,
>> Steve Harris, M.D.
>Perhaps you are working to hard and not seeing the right sales reps.
>every pharmacist where I work (abit in Canada) got an Italian Leather
>briefcase from the Claritin sales rep (cute little calculator and
>pen included). I've got pens and pads of paper coming out of my
>ears (as well as apo-tex socks, novo-pharm cookie jar, benedryl
>sweatshirt, Procotor and Gamble cassette holder case, etc, etc....)
>I won't even mention the free pizza every month from the Abbott sales
>the dinners put on by Glaxo, ........
>purcell at datanet.ab.ca (as of Sept 14/95)
>purcell at nyquist.ee.ualberta.ca
>University of Alberta,
Maybe they give better stuff to pharmacists than just the front line
docs. Or maybe it is a Canadian thing. I have gotten my share of
free pizza lunches. I felt it my obligation to prescribe many an
expensive and dangerous drug for no particular reason afterwards, too,
or at least until I got hungry again. A Benedryl sweatshirt, eh? What
color? Does it have a dry-mouthed allegator on the tit, asleep?
Steve Harris, M.D.
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