Pharmacy doctors are paid “more” to sell chain drugs

  • A doctor confirmed that in effect, pharmacy doctors are paid to sell and prescribe drugs from the pharmaceutical chain.
  • In some cases, they receive economic incentives granted by the pharmacies. These are granted for the volume of consultations (by achieving a limit of daily consultations) and procedures performed.
  • Most of these offices do not meet job expectations

More than two decades ago, the consultation model in pharmacywhich gained great popularity among patients. Not only for its accessibility in price, but also for its location and comfort.

However, a doctor went viral by confirming that indeed, at pharmacy doctors They are paid to sell and prescribe drugs from the pharmaceutical chain and NOT to prescribe the best treatments to treat the patient’s conditions.

Why is this scheme so popular?

Las queries they start at 30 pesos and that is attractive to the majority of the population, the service is practically immediate and no need to stand in long lines or take out a token as occurs in the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE).

But while for patients it can be something beneficial that these types of places exist due to their proximity and price, for doctors it is not necessarily so.

The bad thing for pharmacy doctors…

Below are some adversities of working as a doctor in this field:

Specific prescription

In some cases, they receive economic incentives granted by the pharmacy. These are granted for the volume of consultations (by achieving a limit of daily consultations) and procedures performed. For the level of monthly sales achieved by the pharmacy or as a percentage of the prescribed drugs that the user buys at the pharmacy.

The amount paid may vary depending on the presentation and cost of the drug.

low wage

Su economic income variessince it is subject to the value of the consultation paid by the users, and does not have labor benefits such as medical service or
retirement savings plan.

“lending” contracts

In the loan, the medical staff is responsible for the care of the office and its accessories, with the rate and hours established by the pharmacy. There isn’t a employment relationshipgiven that the relationship with the pharmacy revolves around
around the transfer of the office.

no training

There is difficulty in accessing some type of training for update. The options offered by this type of clinics they are conferences about illnesses, sometimes online, that they perceive as more commercial than academic.

no personal wholeness

Most of these clinics does not meet job expectations and professionals, since it does not reward years of dedicated study.

AND YOU, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PHARMACY OFFICES?

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