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Letter To the Editor

MR’s & doctor’s prescription

Published : Saturday, 19 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 282

Dear Sir

It has become a common scene in the physician's chambers at hospital or private clinic: the marketing representatives (MR) of various pharmaceutical companies sit in line for doctor's appointment and collect data on the prescribed drugs. These representatives of the company are competing for various alluring offers to doctors for prescribing the drugs of their own company. Many doctors prescribe non-standard or relatively low-quality medicines. As a result, the sick patient remains sicker being victimized by such unethical competitive competition. Sometimes, even if doctors write quality drugs, high price has to pay by the customers due to such illegal marketing system.

Although MR is required at the doctor's door to provide recent information of any new drug or modified drug, these representatives are being used for immoral purposes rather than its proper use. It is disappointing that some multinational companies are running out their businesses being feared of loss because of not involving in these amoral marketing systems.

Therefore, it is urgent to ban such marketing system to preserve the interest of the common people. It is demand of time to take necessary measures with proper monitoring to stop this malpractice.

Tanvir Ahmed Rasel
Student, Comilla University

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