We interupt this previously incredibly emotional and gut-wrenching blog to bring my physician colleagues a public service announcement.
Just like in middle school, I'm generally among the last to hear about things. So you may all already know about it.
(And yes, my life is just as schizophrenic as my blog. I wake up, cry through my shower, laugh through breakfast, make 4 phone calls on the way to work, tell a few hot flash jokes, see a few hours of patients, cry again, have lunch, do an I&D, see more patients, cry again, see more patients, come home, fold laundry, knit, drink wine, and laugh through Jon Stewart. Sorry you all are getting dragged through the muck with me.)
But this is exciting. The AMA has promoted something called PDRP, or Physician Data Restriction Program. It's sort of like the Do Not Call list for drug companies. Or not. They still call. BUT, they no longer have access to your prescribing information. (For those of you not in medicine, the pharmaceutical companies keep track of how often we prescribe what to see who they need to work, who they don't, and who is unworkable, like TBTAM.)
It's been going on for a few years. Not many docs have signed up. Maybe because we haven't heard about it? So there, now you've heard. Here's the link.
So I'm stoked. And signed up. Pfizer will only know for another month exactly how much Viagra I've been writing for.
Anyone else excited?