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Should Doctors And Drugmakers Keep Their Distance?
National Public Radio

Doctors are obsessed with time. It comes down to simple math. If I have four hours to see a dozen patients, there simply isn’t much time to stray from the main agenda: What ails you?

Frequently harried, I avoid drug company salespeople. Their job is to get face time with me and convince me quickly of the merits of their products. To sweeten the path in, they bring food for the staff along with free samples of prescription drugs for us to give to our patients.

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