Are you pharmiscuous? Take our quiz!BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6353 (Published 16 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6353
- Christopher AKY Chong, physician, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, ON, Canada
The general public is blessed to have Cosmo quizzes and their ilk, but medical magazines seem oddly uninterested in publishing similar fare. I remedy this problem with the following quiz, “Are you pharmiscuous?” Pharmiscuity is characterised by eagerly assuming multiple, casually indiscriminate financial relationships with industry.
1. A local pharma representative drops by your office and asks to talk to you for 10 minutes about a new blood pressure drug. You:
a) Hide. Tell your secretary to pretend you’re running an hour late even though several of your patients haven’t turned up and you’re secretly checking your stocks.
b) Tell the rep to make a short appointment at a time convenient for you—there’s no need to be rude and you’ll hear them out.
c) Steve is here? Send him in! Did he bring those croissants I like?
2. A drug company is recruiting patients to test a new diabetes drug and asks your clinic to be an enrollment site. You will be paid handsomely for each patient you conscript. You:
a) Ask to see the full research protocol and spend a masochistic evening critically appraising it before …