Congress, meanwhile, is now investigating whether she engaged in insider trading. The whole episode is making life more difficult for Schering-Plough reps, who are seeing docs write fewer scrips for Vytorin. Not surprisingly, some are miffed. And so a poll on CafePharma, where detailers love to dish, so far indicates she should be fired, although a smaller group endorse a creative form of torture - forcing her to ride with a rep and visit docs all year.
One caveat: this is anything but a scientific poll and we understand that some people feel the site is nothing but an electronic bathroom wall. Nonetheless, there are nuggets to be gleaned from time to time and a temperature reading can be useful, however feverish. The poll closes next week, by the way. These are the preliminary results...
Fire her - 50 votes, or 75 percent; Keep her on - 5 votes, or 7 percent; Make her do ride alongs with Vytorin everyday - 12 votes, or 18 percent.
Hat tip to BrandweekNRX