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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The drug rep or clinic assistant can just hand over the details to Chef Shuttle, and it will do the rest, all for a delivery fee of $4.
LOVE & OTHER DRUGS E4 9PM Cocky Pfizer drug rep Jake Gyllenhaal falls for damaged beauty Anne Hathaway in hard-sell soft-core soap with brash characters.
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).
Script by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey (replacing Hamburg's regular co-writer, Jim Herzfeld) attempts a sincere look at the challenges of raising a family and keeping a marriage healthy, especially given the temptations posed by a way-too-flirtatious drug rep (Jessica Alba) at the hospital where Greg works.
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.
They come in a bunch of colours, shapes and sizes, a whole range of fruity flavours and they are good for, well, I'm not sure what they are good for but the drug rep told me they are the next big thing
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.