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Story of a MD doc working as medical rep

This is a great article by a MD doctor who worked as a medical rep for a company and gave talks on Effexor and its use.
He also mentions in detail about the process by which company uses high tech techniques to find out doctors prescribing habits and then targets them for the particular medicines.
Finally he describes about the moral dilemma he faces when he works as a medical rep.

link from Nytimes.com at -HERE
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Dr. Drug Rep
a friendly representative from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals came into my office in Newburyport, Mass., and made me an offer I found hard to refuse. He asked me if I’d like to give talks to other doctors about using Effexor XR for treating depression
I would be paid $500 for one-hour “Lunch and Learn” talks at local doctors’ offices, or $750 if I had to drive an hour.
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One note informed me that the physician we’d be visiting that day was a “decile 6 doctor and is not prescribing any Effexor XR, so please tailor accordingly.
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I found myself astonished at the level of detail that drug companies were able to acquire about doctors’ prescribing habits. I asked my reps about it; they told me that they received printouts tracking local doctors’ prescriptions every week.
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I feared I had become — a drug rep with an M.D. I began to think that the money was affecting my critical judgement. I
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I’ve asked myself if my work as a company speaker led me to do bad things

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Best sites for thanksgiving best deals

Looking for best sites for shopping and the best
Here are the best sites that collects the BLACK
FRIDAY 2007 DEALS. I am sure these sites will help you to find some cheap deals.







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Find all the latest active Black Friday ads and news from the top Black Friday websites.

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Oil prices over $100-a-barrel in near future

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Oil Prices: It Gets Worse
oil rig prices

Oil prices hit a record high of $97 a barrel on Tuesday
oil prices could move irreversibly over the $100-a-barrel threshold in the not too distant future, as the global economy faces a serious energy shortage.
"Lots of targets have been set but very little has been done. There is a lot of talk and no action."

The reason for the IEA's alarm is its expectation that economic development will raise global energy demands by about 50% in a generation, from today's 85 million barrels a day to about 116 million
barrels a day in 2030. Nearly half that increase in demand will come from just two countries — China and India
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