Industry Basics: Current trends and issues

March 2009
Pharmaceutical Representative;Mar2009, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p25
The article focuses on the major issues and trends influencing the pharmaceutical industry. It notes that managed care organizations (MGOs), societal benefits of pharmaceutical products, and disease management on the industry are some of the influences that affect pharmaceuticals. It also states that customer service, effective partnering, and teamwork are some of the skills that healthcare representatives must posses to grow and succeed within their organizations.


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