They've been successful in slowing down the process.

Sales representatives need to be better educated and better informed. In West Virginia they license beauticians, massage therapists and barbers, but not drugs sales reps.

I'd like to give doctors credit, but I know from personal experience that these 'detailers', as we call them, are well versed in a very narrow area in terms of the drug, and they can be very convincing. They will find a spot in the waiting room where you can see them through a crack in the door. Then, when they've got your attention, they'll ask if they can get five minutes with you.