Ask Your Doctor What He Had for Lunch Today
Is your doctor prescribing your medication because you need it or because the drug company has buttered him up with free lunches delivered to his office every day?
Despite the amount they charge for a 15-minute visit, many doctors don't even have to pay for their own lunches. Drug companies send lunches and breakfasts to medical offices around the country and it affects what your doctor prescribes.
A former pharmaceutical representative, Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau, called lunch “incredibly effective” in lifting pharmaceutical sales for the companies where she worked, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson ... “We got the numbers of what the physicians were prescribing. If I brought in lunch one week, I could see the following week if that lunch had an impact,” Ms. Slattery-Moschkau said.
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