“Driven to Suicide by an ‘Inhuman and Unnatural’ Pressure to Sell”


Today’s New York Times features a story of a drug salesman, Ashish Awasthi, who committed suicide when he felt he couldn’t keep up with his company’s goals. The company is accused of breaking ethical guidelines and even laws in the pursuit of new customers. Others have attempted to speak out against some of these practices, including mass screening camps run by sales personnel designed to pressure doctors into writing prescriptions.

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