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Medical sales reps work alongside doctors, even in operating rooms

Washington Post, December 28, 2009

Although patients may not be aware of their presence, sales representatives have become fixtures in operating rooms across America, the Washington Post reports. As Washington tries to find new economies in healthcare, salesmen in the operating room serve as simple reminders that medicine is a business, with all the potential that entails to promote efficiency, boost sales, and extract profit. But the Post asks whether they should be there at all.