Hi Glamourgirl, I work in the healthcare field and have for about
8 years. I usually refrain from discussing anything related to my career on this site but I cannot resist replying to this one!
Summerstorm is right - physicians no longer get kick-backs from drug companies. They do however get wined and dined by the drug reps. Some hospitals and clinics have rules regarding what types of gifts can be accepted. Some drug companies only allow non-material gifts such as taking physicians to dinner...there are also some IRS regulations that come into play with these gifts...However, I have seen anything from small gifts such as food up to large gifts such as paid vacations and paid conferences...
With that said, the real red flag I see here (and the reason I feel compelled to reply) is that the drug rep had access to your medical information. Being in the healthcare field, I am amazed and horrified to hear that happened. Unless you specifically gave the doctor's office written consent to share your medical information with outside agencies the rep should never have known that you might need Humira and certainly should not have been given your contact information. That is WAY out of line!
Are you in the United States? If so, your healthcare information is protected by HIPAA and I would file a complaint!
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
Lialda now down to 1 pill a day!
Canasa on and off as needed