The size of the pharmaceutical industry is growing: drug companies are coming by your office pitching products a few times a week and you're constantly receiving literature in your mailbox. It's great to be on the forefront of new research and be able to provide your patients with the best drugs out there.
The fact that there are so many companies wanting your business can be overwhelming. Companies that manufacture drugs know this, and that's why they send out reps to give you samples and market their brand to you. But what they give you may not be what's best for your patients so consider your options before prescribing.
1. Think about using a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer to save yourself and your patients some money.
2. Give out brand name samples to increase confidence in drug companies' products.
3. Locate a veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturer for your animal hospital or clinic.
Give generic pharmaceutical manufacturers a chance to increase your profitsGenerics help keep health care affordable. Often, generic drugs are the chemical equivalent of the more expensive brand name drug. They have the same therapeutic effects, so prescribing these to your patients can save you both a nice chunk of cash.
Make a statement using brand name drug manufacturersSome patients prefer brand name products. When giving out samples, most patients like to see that well-known name on the package and that will make them feel confident in the product you've given them.
Find a veterinary drug manufacturer to supply your animal care practiceBeing a veterinarian is unique in that you can both prescribe and dispense full supplies of drugs. You're not limited to samples to push certain brands. You're responsible for stocking not just preventive vaccines but a whole closet-full of drugs to give to pet owners when their animal is sick.
- If you're having trouble locating a drug company, use a pharmaceutical manufacturer directory to find their contact information.