Opioid epidemic expert criticizes marketing statements made to doctors by drug makers’ sales reps

By Randy EllisStaff writerrellis@oklahoman.comNORMAN — An opioid epidemic expert used words like "not appropriate" and "disturbing" Thursday to describe the contents of call notes that Johnson & Johnson sales representative used to summarize discussions that took place during sales calls on Oklahoma doctors.
Following a 2003 meeting between a Johnson & Johnson sales representative and a Stillwater doctor in 2003, the salesperson noted that the doctor had started telling her that he wanted to be a speaker for the company, an activity for which doctors typically have been paid.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Randy Ellis
Staff writer
rellis@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — An opioid epidemic expert used words like "not appropriate" and "disturbing" Thursday to describe the contents of call notes that Johnson & Johnson sales representative used to summarize discussions that took place during sales calls on Oklahoma doctors.

Following a 2003 meeting between a Johnson & Johnson sales representative and a Stillwater doctor in 2003, the salesperson noted that the doctor had started telling her that he wanted to be a speaker for the company, an activity for which doctors typically have been paid.
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