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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 12:18 PM
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13. database
Edited on Sun Dec-19-10 12:19 PM by Locrian
Drug companies know exactly which doctor prescribes (and how much they prescribe) their "product".
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  -ever wonder why a doctor prescribes a certain drug? spanone  Dec-19-10 08:54 AM   #0 
  - Right ... they'll pretty much give you poison ... we also have doctors now who  defendandprotect   Dec-19-10 09:01 AM   #1 
  - Make up your mind. Do they want to poison poeple or get rich? Dead patients don't pay.  Maru Kitteh   Dec-19-10 07:48 PM   #22 
  - Doctors get paid for every procedure they order- that is the real devil in the room  stray cat   Dec-19-10 09:04 AM   #2 
  - Can you expand on this  Mojorabbit   Dec-19-10 12:11 PM   #11 
  - I always thought it was based on whichever big pharma rep had been there last.  niyad   Dec-19-10 09:11 AM   #3 
  - *sigh* Yeah, it couldn't be because they know it has a good chance of helping.  knitter4democracy   Dec-19-10 09:16 AM   #4 
  - ' Receiving payments isnt necessarily wrong, but it does raise ethical issues'  spanone   Dec-19-10 09:52 AM   #7 
  - I've honestly never known a doctor who was paid like that.  knitter4democracy   Dec-19-10 06:01 PM   #14 
  - +10000 nt  Mojorabbit   Dec-19-10 12:11 PM   #12 
  - ...and how much do they spend advertising to patients?  jberryhill   Dec-19-10 09:41 AM   #5 
  - Ok I alerted  hootinholler   Dec-19-10 10:13 AM   #10 
  - Nope.  GoCubsGo   Dec-19-10 09:44 AM   #6 
  - Same here. Every time I go visit, there's always at *least* 2 drug reps  Hawkeye-X   Dec-19-10 09:56 AM   #8 
     - I'm surprised he's not kicking the reps out.  knitter4democracy   Dec-19-10 06:07 PM   #17 
     - Yup had that happen too especially when taking my 80+ father  Raine   Dec-19-10 06:16 PM   #18 
  - Here's why.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-19-10 10:06 AM   #9 
  - She's the Barbie-style rep.  knitter4democracy   Dec-19-10 06:03 PM   #15 
  - database  Locrian   Dec-19-10 12:18 PM   #13 
  - When they find out someone's not prescribing it, they send the troops.  knitter4democracy   Dec-19-10 06:06 PM   #16 
     - Good  Raine   Dec-19-10 06:21 PM   #19 
  - I'm in the middle of an article in The Sun magazine  tech9413   Dec-19-10 07:36 PM   #20 
  - Steppenwolf had a song about it.  TexasObserver   Dec-19-10 07:48 PM   #21 

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