Friday, November 24, 2006
Crestor spends a lot of money on television ads. I guess that's why their pens are so crappy. This one skips like a bunch of third graders playing hopscotch. And lest you think that was a sampling error, I have four others exactly like it, and none of them work well. If drug reps are trying to influence prescribing choices with their gifts, this one is definitely backfiring.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
This pretty much solidifies my credentials as a nerd, but I like this pen because it's a non-medical rep pen. Sun microsystems makes computers. I have no idea where I got this thing, but I've had it a long time. I think it's the only pen on this site I've bothered replacing the ink for.
Posted by Nathan at 1:16 PM
Zyvox is a super antibiotic. It's
an IV only drug, which I guess explains the red color. (I shouldn't just write this stuff without checking my facts. Zyvox is oral and IV. Thanks, annonymous tipster. Now I have no idea why it's red.) Not a bad pen, still.
Another salvo in the continuing war between Lovenox and Arixtra. These two medicines do very similar things (actually, the exact same thing) but there are slight differences in the side effect profiles. This means that sometimes we'll get both reps, alternating every other day, for a week straight, trying to win us over to using one or the other. This is basically a sharpie without a cap, so pretty useful. Lovenox is defintely winning the drug rep toy competition.
It's the weekend, time for yet another update to the world of Drug Rep Toys Blog©. Starting off this Saturday, we have the Toprol doctor's card. Toprol, by the way, lowers your heart rate, something that knife probably wouldn't do if it were peeking out of your doctor's pocket.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Vytorin makes great pens. There are at least two types, and it is tough to pick a favorite. This one has two tips, one black and the other red, I guess a play on the fact that Vytorin is a combination drug, with Zetia and Zocor in one pill.
You knew it was coming, the infamous Viagra pen. Unfortunately, there are multiple types of this drug's pen, and some aren't as good as others. Apparently the first pens this drug was advertised with were very nice. This version is pretty lightweight, and though it writes ok, it doesn't live up to the legend.
These are cool. They even come in a special box, for prominent display on a shelf, I guess. Also, just like with the Coreg calipers below, you can fit the top piece back into the handle to hold it. So much fun. It looks a little like an alien spaceship in that configuration though.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Same pen, different companies. They do this because the pen is great. Just a standard ball point, but hey, I'll bet there are more of them than there are people in China. 5 billion pieces of plastic can't be wrong!