Wait a minute - doctors pushing drugs? We thought drug pushers were those shady characters hiding on dark porches on streets you don't walk down. No, the medical industry is rife with paybacks, referral fees and more perks than your congressman. Yes, drug companies not only give free samples to doctors to pass on to patients (everyone has received some) doctors also get free lunches, comps to conventions as well as the obvious lunch from the sales rep.
So what changed the CEO at GlaxoSmithKline's mind about payouts? There are allegations about bribery in China. They have paid out millions (billions actually) in settlements, and there is a new law that requires that drug makers disclose payments made to doctors who speak on behalf of the company's products at conferences and other gatherings.
We have never, and will never, accept a fee from any agency, facility or other company. We strive to be transparent so that our clients get the best service for their needs. We applaud what GlaxoSmithKline is doing and hope the rest of the industry follows suit.
Take Care and Stay Healthy
Debbie Carroll, Founder
The Senior Sage