What Big Pharma really thinks of doctors

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It was meeting the magician that made me quit my job as a medical rep. Fresh out of uni, I naively believed that a pharmacology degree would be an asset in persuading GPs to prescribe the latest ACE inhibitor.

But my career path expectations took a nosedive when I met a seasoned sales rep from a competitor sitting in a GP waiting room one morning. The old rep was in an ebullient mood because he was about to quit his job and follow his true vocation of becoming a conjuror.

“It’s been nice working with doctors … they’re very educated

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