Another term that has been used by medical staff that refers to drug representatives is ‘detail men’ or ‘detail person’. When I was out in the field as a drug representative , I heard this term used occassionally but not very often. I would sometimes get asked by a physician’s secretary if I was a ‘detail man’ or sometimes the doctor would say to his staff, “you could bring in the detail person now.”
The origin of this term probably came from the sales activity that drug representatives do when we ‘detail’ our customers everything about our products.
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