Pressured to prescribe
The drug rep was only too happy to fill his sample closet with an antipsychotic. But as an internist, he felt it was outside his domain.
...When the drug rep persisted in trying to persuade me to prescribe the drug, I grew angry. Raising my voice, I accused her of trying to jeopardize patient care.
At that point, she said the company had given her a directive to reach out to as many internists as possible. The company felt that we internists as a group were underutilizing the drug, she said....