January 31, 2021
Sometimes they’re crushed.
from Sept 27, 2010
by Dan Abshear
In the year 2003, I discovered CafePharma. CafePharma is basically an online venting board for pharmaceutical representatives. Such representatives who post on this board often do so with overt anger and disgust. My uneasiness about bribing doctors was validated by what representatives from many pharmaceutical companies wrote on this board. The money we paid targeted doctors are kickbacks. By paying such doctors, we as sales representatives are violating the federal anti-kickback statute.
At this time, I suffered from pharmaceutical representative schizophrenia. One personality of me I expressed was the perfect sales representative, who always spent the promotional budget, and became elated at hearing that various disease states for which the promoted products would treat were expected to increase. The one who acquired and hired doctors targeted by Novartis. The one who believed in bribing and threatening doctors on the payroll of Novartis.
Dan Abshear is the author of “Living in a Car After False DV Charges”