Doctors accept $50 a time to listen to drug representativesBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1113/a (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1113
- David Spurgeon
A new American company called Time-Concepts LLC is offering doctors $50 (£34; €55) each time they listen to a short sales pitch from a drugs company representative in their office.
The new company receives $105 from the drug manufacturer each time it secures a consultation, $50 of which goes to the doctor, $5 of which goes to a charity that the doctor selects, and $50 of which it keeps.
Doctors are accepting …