drug rep

A drug company employee who has regular contact with prescribing physicians and often works on commissions; drug reps provide details on the company’s products, biasing the information they provide toward the drug company’s agents and against that of other companies

drug 'rep'

Pharmaceutical industry A drug company employee who has regular contact with prescribing physicians; DRs provide details on the proper administration of new agents, and usually try to have the physician change prescribing practices in favor of the DR company's agents; some say that drug reps' only function is to provide “sponsored”/free meals. See Detailing.
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But Jack (Robert De Niro) suspects he's having an affair with a drug rep, and begins to wonder about him as his successor.
It eliminated the idea that the drug rep is there every day bringing breakfast or lunch for everybody in the clinic," Carter said.
Another former GSK drug rep, who did not want to be identified, said they paid doctors for lectures that never happened and this would result in a greater number of prescriptions.
Today, pharmaceutical companies utilize e-detailing generally in one of two ways: virtual e-detailing, which is a taped or interactive presentation (such as a website) conveying a message to prescribers; or video e-detailing, which is face-to-face, personal computer-based video conferencing between a prescriber and a drug rep.
I remember one particular drug rep in particular who represented a company which sold one of the bisphosphonates.
ANNE HATHAWAY plays a young Parkinson's sufferer who attracts the eye of drug rep Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal).
FACT FILE While Jake Gyllenhaal consulted former drug rep Jamie Reidy for the role, Anne Hathaway received advice from Lucy Roucis, an actress with Parkinson''s Disease.
At the last CPD meeting he attended (which, thankfully, I didn't) he says they were treated to sandwiches made by the drug rep herself.
I believe that everyone agrees that prescribing a medication because the drug rep took us to dinner is unethical and unwise.
In keeping with this concept, the lead character in the book, when confronted by a drug rep regarding a new medication, responds, "See me in 5 years.