Thursday, January 29, 2009

50 Ways To Leave Big Pharma by Adriane Fugh-Berman, (with apologies to Paul Simon)

The problem’s over-promoted meds, she said to me
You know we’ve got to treat our patients carefully
I'd like to help you to become pharma- free
There must be fifty ways to leave Big Pharma

She said it isn’t education reps provide
And what they know about you they’re unlikely to confide
What they want to do is to control what you prescribe
There must be fifty ways to leave Big Pharma
Fifty ways to leave Big Pharma

Have the reps take a hike, Mike
Buy your own pen, Jen
You don't need a free meal, Neil
Just get yourself free
Throw the samples away, Kay
You don't have to use new drugs
Pay your own CME, Lee
And get yourself free

Oooh, Have the reps take a hike, Mike
Buy your own pen, Jen
You don't need a free meal, Neil
Just listen to me
Throw the samples away, Kay
You don't have to use new drugs
Pay your own CME, Lee
And get yourself free

She said it grieves me so that you’re a KOL
Masking marketing as education doesn’t serve us well
I said I resent that but would you please explain
About the fifty ways

She said we owe it to our own integrity
Together we can throw industry out of CME
And then she pinched me and I realized she probably was right
There must be fifty ways to leave Big Pharma
Fifty ways to leave Big Pharma

Have the reps take a hike, Mike
Buy your own pen, Jen
You don't need a free meal, Neil
Just get yourself free
Throw the samples away, Kay
You don't have to use new drugs
Pay your own CME, Lee
And get yourself free

Oooh, Have the reps take a hike, Mike
Buy your own pen, Jen
You don't need a free meal, Neil
Just listen to me
Throw the samples away, Kay
You don't have to use new drugs
Pay your own CME, Lee
And get yourself fre
e

http://pharmedout.org/

2 comments:

InteractMD.com said...

Gorgeous. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Well done!