In case you have been in hibernation for the last couple of years trust between physicians and drug companies is, to say the least, strained. Often physicians, when presented with clinical trial information from drug companies, go to the internet and colleagues to to ensure what drug reps are telling them is in fact true. To suggest that physicians prescribe a product because of drug company marketing is, in most cases, just wrong.
I love the challenge of marketing to empowered patients and believe that we can all make a difference. I am on the Editorial Board of PM 360 magazine and have written extensively about healthcare marketing because of my 12 years experience in DTC and eMarketing.