Ex Drug Rep — Manipulating Doctors

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Manipulating Doctors to Prescribe Harmful Drugs

Be My Friend – www.myspace.com Ex-Pharma Sales Reps talks about manipulating doctors to sell more drugs. In this video Gwen discusses some of the tactics used by some pharmaceutical sales reps to get doctors to prescribe their drugs. This included tactics like minimizing harmful side effects to doctors, presenting statistics in a slanted way, accusing anyone that speaks out against psychiatric drugs as being a Scientologist, psychological profiling of doctors to best know how to convince them to prescribe your drugs, etc. Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a pharmaceutical sales rep working for such healthcare giants as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories. She enjoyed a successful, fast-paced career until several conscious-altering experiences began awakening her to the dangers lurking in every American medicine cabinet. Her most poignant lessons, however, came as both victim and survivor of life-threatening adverse drug reactions. After leaving pharmaceutical sales in 2000, Gwen worked in the natural foods industry first as an Account Manager for Nature’s Way, and then as a Regional Sales Manager for Gaia Herbs. She is currently a writer, speaker, and natural health consultant. The United States health care system is killing Americans at an alarming rate, even though we spend over fifteen percent of the Gross National Product (GNP) on health care. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, our health care outcomes ranked

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24 Responses to “Ex Drug Rep — Manipulating Doctors”

  1. FosterPowellPDX says:

    @lorenzo745 Your first two lines perfectly highlight the problem with sales reps. They’re not docs. They don’t go to medical school. Yet they are the ones informing doctors on what to prescribe. This is not just for Gwen; this is true across the field.

  2. lizardsundoor says:

    @andywhorehall AMEN BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. lorenzo745 says:

    are you a doctor or pharmacist, or just a saleswoman? how can you make medical deductions without clinical experience? i don’t doubt a lot of things mentioned, but i dont see very many specific examples or information, just random stories that may or may not be true.

  4. cusanusnicolas says:

    @tobyshmoby You have a very good point. Took 15 years to figure out she was an accessory to murder? Better late than never I guess, but I see no penance here.

  5. tobyshmoby says:

    From Dr. Evan S. Levine. So you decided to try and make some money by selling a book? And you had an obligation to tell your story after fifteen years of making money selling drugs to people that might not need them? What happened for the fourteen plus years before?

  6. AG3NTofWAR99 says:

    Why does someone always have to die before someone will wake up and realize what they are doing is wrong.

  7. spiritedone4u says:

    thank you so much for speaking out! Doctors are legalized killers in this country! and I am personally sick of it! My first husband died at 43 yo of tylenol poisoning, and my son died at 21yo of fentanol poisoning, both drugs approved of and prescribred by doctors.

  8. whatwitdat says:

    exactly what i have been saying and you can be sure that the drug companies are monitoring these comments and doing their digging here as well…..

  9. alumrof101 says:

    Congrats Gwen, it takes courage to ouspeak the uglyness of these evil Corps./Medical staff,thank you…You may want to read “La Mafia Médicale” witten by Dr, Ghyslaine Lanctôt here in Québec…anyhow I think you might like it, tx for the great work you providing,

    Peace always


  10. linskiful says:

    Go Gwen!

  11. linskiful says:

    Go Gwen i love your vids, you are a great woman, im still battling xanax, seropax and valium, its so hard cuase no one really sees these meds as dangerous or addictive!

  12. crazy7house says:

    Benzos are the worse to withdrawal from Opiates are second, Antidepressants are 3rd!

  13. misscpb says:

    Thank you for this video. Lots of Love Misscpb xxx

  14. hran6868 says:

    Use advertisements to target the health group people for mental illness
    must be stopped. Because it allows Big Pharma to control media with cash
    and general public may receive the bias info from media. Health care is the
    anchor of a countrys future. It is not wise to let one industry profit over GDP 16%.

  15. akayami77 says:

    Most doctors have no knowledge, resources nor time to do proper research.

    Government should force pharmaceutical companies to do research on their own crap, if they want it to be called medicine. If they fail to do it propertly, or they fail to communicate clearly drugs characteristics (all of them), the company should be banned from the market automatically. All products. This way, they’ll be extremely careful.

  16. acbdqrtsn says:

    I would like to buy your book, Please give me the name and where I can buy it. Thank you, God Bless!

  17. VolcanicPenguin says:


    In the video tho, she talks about how they’d use statistics to their advantage and even profile doctors to know how to appeal to them and everything. It isn’t quite an excuse, but I could understand how doctors end up doing what they want because of it.

    Ultimately, I don’t blame any specific individuals, but the whole profit driven system in itself.

  18. csplendrig says:

    @geedee18940 it’s the doctors who are to blame. Drug reps are just like any other sales rep, they make their product sound great and don’t tell you about anything negative. It’s up to the doctor to do his own research and ultimately he’s the one that makes the decision to prescribe. I am amazed that these doctors go to all that schooling and we think of them as experts, yet they’re so easily sold by these bimbo reps who usually have no medical or pharmacology background at all.

  19. csplendrig says:

    by breaking the CNS side effects down into specific effects like dizziness, that actually gives the doctors MORE information about the data. This lady is lame, I really wanted to hear some dirt too, this is nothing

  20. TheTruthPusher says:

    @ChocolateMyrrh I wager you more people will soon trust religion on more than blind faith.

  21. TheTruthPusher says:

    Hemp cures cancer, but doesn’t help population control

  22. hran6868 says:

    Ins. Co. shall reject all SSRI SNRI off-label drugs pays under 24 years old except the doctors and drug makers sign the affidavit to pay for the consequences. Off label drugs is a free human testing without any liabilities due we protest them to use animals for testing. SSRI&SNRI drugs mess up your Dopamine in your brain and unable to repair after you stop it. Prescribe drugs without Lab. Methods reports are a crime must be persecuted by DA. Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, who is the next???

  23. kizzunt says:

    typical internet doc. get a clue moron

  24. nkirk60 says:

    I have long said we can not trust doctors because they are too stupid to do research. As a type 1 diabetic I would never listen to a doctor. I just say give me my insulin and I am not doing a thing you say.

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