Stupid drugs piss off pharmacists, its a known fact.
Stupid doctors who listen to drug-reps as if they were the second coming of whoever piss off pharmacists.
Combine the two, and you get 2 classes of doctors:
Dermatologists and Dentists. Notice how they both start with D as well as the word Dumbass and Dipshit.
Take a completely stupid new drug that is out, Solodyn (Website complete with 1 recall!). That’s right, they took Minocycline, made it 90mg and ER, sucked the FDA off to give it an ‘acne’ indication, and now they are selling it for $1573.82 per bottle of 100. Thats right, 1500 bucks for minocycline. Go look at your shelf at that $20 bottle of minocycline 100mg in generic and tell me what 10 fucking milligrams in an “Extended Release” is going to do (and is it worth the 100x price increase).
What gets me are the Dermatologists who write for this shit. Are you fucking kidding me? Are you so incredibly stupid to believe that this bullshit will do ANY better than the 100mg they have had on the market for decades? Why do you believe that 90mg ER is better than 100mg bid? Is it because the big-titted reps tell you so? I don’t even know how you can even justify this! What are you going to do? Show me studies that are made BY THE DRUG MANUFACTURER that show this to be better than Minocin 100? Yeah, I’ll also show you evidence BY CHEVY that MY CHEVY TRUCK is better than YOUR FORD. That’s okay, I consider Dermatologists to be on the same level as voodoo witch doctors. No offense to those out there who actually boot drug reps out and use actual *gasp* knowledge, but your fellow colleagues are stupid and make my life difficult. Most of you guys/gals are more than willing to switch to generic Minocin (especially when I tell you how much this cost, a figure the rep ‘accidently’ left out), however a handful of you need to lay off the Medicis Kool-Aid Crackpipe.
So instead of having this sleazy me-too producing drug company (Medicis, producer of overpriced shit like Benzoyl Peroxide Pads) hand out samples to the doctors, they hand them these trial cards. Yeah, I’m going to stock a 1500 dollar bottle of your shit on my shelf so I can dispense 30 and have the rest rot. Go fuck yourself. If you cared about anything other than your profits/what nationality of imported hookers for the next board meeting you would make this shit in unit-of-use bottles of 30. On behalf of pharmacies everywhere, you make it in 30’s and we’ll stock it. Until then, I’m sorry but “our wholesaler is out of it/we don’t stock that drug” because its FUCKING STUPID. Doctors, if you wish to plop down the 1500 beans and carry this shit in your office, oh, I didn’t think so.
This is yet another reason why medication costs so much in this country, because there are STUPID drug companies who will make this shit, and there are even stupider Doctors who gobble up the bullshit studies and actually write for this and get it sold!
Dental drugs are also notorious for being so overpriced and stupid (uh Periostat?). At least most dentists are so insecure in their pharmacology that you can get them to change it to something that is not going to cost the patient their first born child, but Dr Dermatologist WD (Witch Doctor) and their chicken-bones (Elidel/Protopic) are hard headed. I’m sorry the other MD’s made fun of you in school, doesn’t mean you need to take it out on the pharmacist and the patient with the bullshit you get from your big-titted friend with the free pens and clipboards.
I can go on for ages about the stupid these these two classes of doctors write for under the all-knowing direction of some clueless PDR using sales rep, but I think you get the point. If you stock this shit, let me know so we can laugh at you.
On another note, since the economy is taking a nosedive, I’m sure a bunch of these big companies are going to be laying off some drug-reps. Anyone around want to spearhead a Drug Rep Porn site? Its like Pharmacy Hotties (NSFW) but with drug-reps! There are going to be a ton of hot big-titted reps that are going to be hungry for work to pay off their boob-jobs.