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
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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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