(Warning: profanity utilized to convey extreme emotion. Mom, you might want to skip this one.)
A word on your drug rep’s presentation about All Of The Excellent And Wonderful And Useful Resources That Merck Has Lovingly Produced Just For Residents!(tm) (With Donuts!)(tm)
You know what would be an Excellent And Wonderful And Useful Resource?
Antibiotics geared toward gram-negative infections.
You know, so I don’t have to stand by helplessly and watch my patients suffer and die from gram-negative infections.
Shouldn’t your rep’s salary and donut allowance be going to that goal, instead of spending it to hypocritically try and convince me that Merck gives a damn about my medical practice?
One of my patients is dying of said gram-negative infection at this moment, just down the hall from your rep’s smarmy presentation.
And I’ll have to watch it happen.
You won’t, though. You’re going to sit there safe in your corporate headquarters and count the green you save by not putting it into “low-yield” R&D.
And then you’re going to use it to send me yet another drug rep in a sex-sells wardrobe, who will smile in my face and tell me all about How That’s Just Good Business Practice.(tm) (With Donuts!)(tm)
Fuck you, Merck.
— Doctor Grasshopper