I`m in shock reading this, I can`t believe this even happens!
Drug Sales Reps Sitting in on Exams
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO - Some doctors are letting drug company sales representatives sit in while they treat patients — a practice called `shadowing` that is being questioned by at least one professional group. An organization of psychiatrists says it intends to ask the American Medical Association to review the ethics of the practice.
Sales reps have been known to sit in doctors` offices and examining rooms and observe routine checkups, various treatments and diagnostic tests, even child psychiatric therapy. Some doctors are paid hundreds of dollars in return...